Happy American Independence Day, TechCrunchers. Today those of us in the U.S. celebrate the original Brexit with hot dogs, potato salad and fireworks.
Americans are also in the middle of a very weird presidential election, as you may know, and Republican presumptive nominee Donald J. Trump has taken to Twitter once again today to explain why he’s not a racist — or anti-Semite, in this case.
It’s not him, it’s the media, apparently. But take a look and decide for yourself. Here’s an image of the original tweet, which has since been deleted by Trump:
Notice the obvious Star of David image next to Hillary Clinton’s picture emblazoned with the words, “Most corrupt candidate ever.”
This is a six-pointed symbol of Israel and the Jewish religion that Hitler forced the Jews to wear to identify themselves. Trump says the image is actually a sheriff’s badge, which is odd because, as Mic first pointed out, the image in Trump’s tweet had actually appeared in, I can’t even try to make this stuff up, a message board frequented by white supremacist groups.
Trump supporters may think the orange one has a point — sometimes a sheriff’s badge has six points as well. But the difference between a sheriff’s star and the Star of David is sheriff’s badges always have circles on the edges, whether it’s a five-point star or a six-point star.
Note the circles on these sheriff stars:
Trump has since replaced the original tweet with another one showing a circle instead of the Star of David.
But hey, it’s all just part of we, the “dishonest media” trying to destroy his plan to “Make America
great hate again.”