NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Donald Trump’s tweets are getting him in trouble once again.Congressional House Hearing Held To Discuss COVID's Impact On Arts Industry
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee created a stir on social media by posting online an image of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton with what appears to be a Star of David and a background of dollar bills.
Trump took Clinton’s old Twitter avatar celebrating her status as the first presumptive female presidential nominee and added a background of dollar bills along with the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” written over a six-point star.
The image posted Saturday quickly drew scrutiny online, raising accusations of anti-Semitism.
Mic.com reported the meme first appeared on an Internet message board used by neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.READ MORE: Police: 11-Month-Old Child Shot In Face In The Bronx
Trump deleted the tweet later in the day and replaced it with a version that uses a circle in place of the star.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski called the controversy “political correctness run amok.”
“A tweet is a simple tweet, and the bottom line is you can read into things that are not there. You know, this is a simple star,” Lewandowski told CNN.
He added that it is “the same star that sheriffs’ departments all over the place” use.
A Trump campaign spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: Family Of 79-Year-Old Martha Dagbatsa Speaks Out After Deadly Bronx Blast
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