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Trump defiant over "Star of David" tweet

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>> Donal Trump, defiant Monday, as he weathers yet another storm over his behavior on Twitter. This time, the outrage sparked by a graphic Trump tweeted over the weekend, accusing Hillary Clinton of being the most corrupt candidate ever, the words printed on what looks like a Star of David over a background of $100 bills.
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Critics, including Clinton, quick to pounce, accusing the New York mogul of anti-Semitism, Trump tweeting back Monday that the dishonest media was to blame for misrepresenting a sheriff's star. But Reuter's campaign reporter, Emily Flitter, says problems with the image go much deeper.>> A news outlet Mic.News discover that the image had been posted a few weeks earlier on a neo-Nazi website.
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Twitter users have been saying that it was a dog whistle to white supremacists whom Trump has interacted with during his campaign. The main fallout from the tweet is that attention has turned back to Trump, during a time that should have been a time for Republicans to gloat over the bad publicity that Hillary Clinton is receiving because she was interviewed by the FBI.
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Rather than staying silent, Trump tweeted the image and thus turned attention back to him.>> On Sunday, Trump deleted the original image, replacing it with a similar one, substituting a circle for the star.>> Are you friend or foe?>> Since entering the 2016 race, Trump has retweeted several white supremacist Twitter users, as well as another account that quoted Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Last month, Trump drew condemnation from within his own party, by suggesting a federal judge overseeing a civil suit against Trump University could not be impartial because of his Mexican heritage.>>
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