Donald Trump's Latest Anti-Hillary Ad Uses a Star of David to Call Clinton Corrupt
Donald Trump probably won't win any awards ever for subtlety and his latest ad stands as a reminder why. The ad is tied to an unsourced Fox News poll claiming that only 30% of people find Hillary Clinton trustworthy and 58% find her corrupt.
However, superimposed next to Hillary's face is a Star of David — a symbol of the Jewish religion — over piles of hundred dollar bills. Many people on Twitter called out the overtly anti-Semitic image, which used long-standing, offensive Jewish stereotypes of Jews as corrupt, greedy and money-hungry.
This is not Trump's first time speaking — or altering photos — with anti-Semitic overtones. In fact, he's done it in front of Jewish republicans.
"Is there anyone in this room who doesn't negotiate deals?" Trump said to a room of Jewish Republicans in December 2015, BuzzFeed reported. "Probably more than any room I've ever spoken."
Less than two hours after the initial tweet, which he did not delete, Trump tweeted out the image again and replaced the Star of David with a circle.
Unlike legions of anti-semites on the internet, Trump doesn't hide his anti-Semitism behind coded parentheses — it seems he embraces it openly. Let the Hitler/Donald Trump comparisons begin ... well, continue.
July 2, 2016, 11:36 a.m.: This story has been updated.