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Donald Trump Tweets and Deletes Image Labeled Anti-Semitic

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit Friday, July 1, 2016, in Denver.Photograph by David Zalubowski—AP

Presumed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump sparked backlash on Saturday when hetweeted an image calling Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt candidate ever,” with the words emblazoned on a Star of David. The background was a pile of $100 bills.

The tweet, sent from his official account at 9:37 with the words “Crooked Hillary – – Makes History!”, was later deleted, but not before screenshots tore through the Twitterverse. At 11:19 a.m., Trump’s account tweeted the same image, except the Star of David had been replaced by a circle. Two hashtags were added: #ImWithYou and #AmericaFirst.

At the bottom were recent numbers from a Fox News poll in which a majority of respondents described Clinton as corrupt.

Critics quickly denounced the use of the Jewish symbol as anti-Semitic and denounced the revision: two points of the star were still visible.

Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for Clinton’s campaign, questioned the use of the star. Others more specifically accused Trump of anti-Semitism.

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