In this July 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Once a swing state in presidential elections, Colorado has teetered on the brink of becoming solidly Democratic. Trump may have pushed it over the edge. Trump’s disparaging words about Mexicans, negative comments about women and weak campaign organization have punctuated the state’s shift from a nip-and-tuck battleground to one that’s Democratic-friendly. For the first time in more than 20 years, there are now more registered Democrats in the state than Republicans. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Photo: David Zalubowski
Photo: David Zalubowski

Donald Trump deletes Star of David tweet after criticism

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing backlash over a deleted tweet that critics called anti-Semitic.

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Attached to the tweet was a graphic picturing presumtive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over a picture of money. The shape of a Star of David with the words: "Most corrupt candidate ever."

Critics quickly slammed Trump, calling the message anti-Semitic because of its use of the star, which is generally associated with Judaism, in context.

Trump later tweeted out a new version of the graphic, with the star replaced by a circle.

According to CNN, the graphic with the Star of David shape on it appeared 10 days earlier on "an Internet message board loaded with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and neo-Nazi ideology."

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