Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his anti-Semitic tweet attacking Hillary Clinton as ‘corrupt by pointing to a coloring book created by Disney’s Frozen that also used a star of David.
As we previously reported, Trump tweeted out an image of Hillary (above left) against a background of cash with a red star of David that read: “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever.” That image was quickly scrubbed after backlash occurred online.
Sharing a photo of a Disney coloring book featuring the princesses from Frozen and a 6-pointed star, Trump tweeted, “Where is the outrage for this Disney book? Is this the ‘Star of David’ also? Dishonest media! #Frozen”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2016
Hillary Clinton, ever on top of her social media game, fired back with this, in reference to Frozen‘s song “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?”
Do you want to build a strawman? https://t.co/AoeNTJOGpo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
Trump, his campaign, and fellow surrogates have kept controversy over his Saturday tweet alive in the news by continuing to defend it.
The original weekend tweet contained an image of a six-pointed star, similar to the symbol most commonly known as the Jewish Star of David, over a pile of money. The star was inscribed with the words “most corrupt candidate ever” and appeared next to an image of Clinton.
Trump told an Ohio audience on Wednesday that he regretted his campaign’s decision to scrub the image from his account.
Watch Trump go on a rant about that tweet, below.