Published On: Sun, Jul 3rd, 2016

Trump deletes tweet after complaints of anti-Semitic imagery

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Donald Trump on Saturday deleted a tweet critical of Hillary Clinton after he came under fire for evoking anti-Semitic stereotypes with dollar bills and the jewish symbol star of david, a six-pointed star.

Trump deletes tweet which also contained the words “most corrupt candidate ever, ” after complaints of anti-Semitic imagery.
Abe Foxman, the director emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League, called the tweet “insensitive” but said he was reassured by the campaign’s decision to delete the tweet within a few hours.

“They realized it was edgy and could be abused. I’m not sure the intentions were there but there was certainly a lack of sensitivity, ” Foxman said according to CNN.
He added that there is larger concern in the Jewish community about Trump’s reluctance to condemn anti-Semitism and bigotry by some of his supporters.
“I think it’s incumbent on someone who wants to run this country to take the time out and distance and condemn it, ” Foxman said

Trump’s daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism before her marriage to businessman Jared Kushner — and Trump has now three Jewish grandchildren.

However, Trump initially refused to disavow the support of David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard who continues to promulgate Jewish conspiracy theories, when pressed repeatedly about Duke’s support in an interview by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

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