Despite all the backlash that his blatantly anti-Semitic Star of David tweet has received, Donald Trump has yet to apologize for it and continues to defend it.
Yesterday while in Ohio, Trump went off on a crazy rant about how his social media manager “shouldn’t have taken it down”, make it perfectly clear that he has no regrets and sees nothing wrong with publishing anti-Semitic symbols that originated from white supremacists and Neo-Nazis. Things continued to get even more weird on Twitter, when Trump decided to tweet an image of a “Frozen” children’s coloring/sticker book that had a six point star on its cover. Yup, Trump just tried to use a Disney children’s book to defend himself. He tweeted:
“Where is the outrage for this Disney book? Is this the ‘Star of David’ also? Dishonest media!”
It is unfathomable that a presidential candidate could have such a deficiency in maturity and class, yet have made it so far. Then again, Trump is running on the GOP ticket, so that probably explains a lot.
While Trump’s tweet was so distasteful and sickening, the Clinton campaign weighed in and made it all worth it. Clinton’s campaign responded with the PERFECT “Frozen” pun:
At least there’s a bit of humor to be had in Trump’s sick defense of using anti-Semitic memes in his campaign propaganda. Meanwhile, his justifications continue to get more vile. Last night, Trump said:
“I said: ‘You shouldn’t have taken it down.’ You know, they took the star down. I said: ‘Too bad. You should have left it up.’ I would have rather defended it — just leave it up and say: No, that’s not a Star of David. That’s just a star.”
For Trump to say that it was “just a star” in his tweet is repulsive. We’ve never seen a modern presidential candidate have such a history of bigotry and hatred for others, so nothing Trump does is “just” anything. It is all backed by decades of intolerant, GOP-promoted values, and Trump knows exactly what he’s doing and who he is trying to appeal to. Trump should just give up, because every single one of his excuses are going to fall flat – even if he uses children’s books to help make his case. Pathetic.
Featured image via Gage Skidmore, Disney