Donald Trump Jr.: Star Of David Tweet Was A 'Mistake' | THE POLITICUS

Donald Trump Jr.: Star Of David Tweet Was A 'Mistake'

 
 

Donald Trump Jr.: Star Of David Tweet Was A 'Mistake'

In an interview posted yesterday, Donald Trump Jr., the son and campaign surrogate of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, said that a tweet sent by his father’s Twitter account widely viewed as anti-Semitic was “a mistake from an IT guy” and defended his father against charges of anti-Semitism.

“I’ve never seen anything so disgusting in your life,” he , later adding that when “the left” tries to “throw out the ‘racism card’ or the ‘anti-Semite card’” it does “a major disservice to the people who are actually afflicted by that plight.”

Trump Jr. said that his father couldn’t possibly be anti-Semitic because he has Jewish friends, family members and coworkers: “You couldn’t be in business in New York City for forty years doing the things that we’ve done if you’ve even had a notion of this.”

“It’s about as stupid as saying that I’m racist against white people,” he said. “It doesn’t get any dumber.”

His father, however, has defended the tweet.

Trump has that the image, which blasted ’s “corruption” by featuring what appeared to be a Star of David over a pile of money, should never have been deleted — his campaign removed the image and sent a new one putting a circle over the star — and even to defend the image.

The image featuring a star popular with “” that was . As PolitiFact notes, this isn’t the first time :

Trump twice retweeted from the feed of the Twitter account , which claims to be located in "Jewmerica" and regularly posts anti-Semitic material, and once from the now-defunct account , which had an account page that featured Swastika art and said in part, "we Should have listened to the Austrian chap with the little moustache" -- that is, Adolf Hitler. And Trump also attracted criticism when he initially said he didn’t know who former KKK leader David Duke was.

Trump Jr. once an image from a white nationalist, , that falsely accused a supporter of posing as a Trump rally-goer who gave the Hitler salute outside of a Trump event in Chicago. He apologized two weeks later for the “” he found on Twitter. He also once , “The Political Cesspool.”

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