Donald Trump denies anti-Semitism is behind six-pointed star tweet | The Tylt
Donald Trump is under fire for tweeting an image which prominently featured a six-pointed star. Critics say the star is a reference to the Star of David and is anti-Semitic. Trump says it is a sheriff’s star. News organizations tracked the image's original posting to a website linked to racists and white supremacists.
Breitbart describes the situation:
The real target of the media and GOP establishment is the Trump supporter. Why? Because this is the free-thinking person who had the gall to rebuke the RNC elite and ignore the media narrative. The fact that Trump obtained the most Republican votes in primary history despite the constant charges he peddles racism and bigotry must mean, in the eyes of Trump’s foes, his supporters are racists and bigots.
Make no mistake; this is at the heart of this latest “Star of David” controversy and all the other controversies. Yes, Trump deleted the six-pointed star tweet and replaced it with a circle, but that was merely to try and nip a non-existent controversy in the bud.
This is not the first time Trump has tweeted something that has been tracked back to white supremacists.
Mic discovered Sunday that Donald Trump's Twitter account wasn't the first place the meme appeared. The image was previously featured on 8chan's /pol/ — an Internet message board for the alt-right, a digital movement of neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists newly emboldened by the success of Trump's rhetoric — as early as June 22, over a week before Trump's team tweeted it.
Do you think Trump crossed a line with this image or is it another example of the media’s bias against Trump?
Donald Trump denies anti-Semitism is behind six-pointed star tweet