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Trump Deletes Tweet Using Star of David after Backlash

Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted an image accusing Hillary Clinton of being "corrupt" with a six-pointed star, before deleting it hours later after a loud chorus of backlash. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Twitter via The Hill

By  Paulina Firozi | 2 July 2016

THE HILL — The presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s image showd the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” on a red six-pointed star that many have pointed out resembles the Star of David, a symbol that appears on the Israeli flag and is commonly associated with Judaism.

The star was superimposed over an image of $100 bills and an image of Clinton often used by her campaign that reads “History made.”

Two hours after the initial post, Trump tweeted a different version of the same image, this time with a circle under the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” instead of the star.

Shortly after the second tweet, Trump deleted the original.

Social media users captured a screenshot of the original tweet before it was deleted, and many people shared the two side-by-side:

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