Donald Trump has insulted Hispanics, Muslims, the Disabled, Women, and now Jews. The images and message of a recent Twitter post are unmistakable. “Donald Trump tweeted a meme Saturday that used dog-whistle anti-Semitism to announce that his political rival, “Crooked Hillary,” had “made history.” The meme Trump tweeted prominently featured the Star of David, a holy symbol of the Jewish religion that Nazis attempted to pervert by forcing Jews over the age of 6 to sew it onto their clothing during Hitler’s reign. Emblazoned onto the Star of David in Trump’s meme are the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” The star lies atop a giant pile of money.
Trump’s Twitter account wasn’t the first place the meme appeared. The image was previously featured on 8chan’s /pol/ — an Internet message board for the alt-right, a digital movement of neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists newly emboldened by the success of Trump’s rhetoric. Thus the Trump campaign can’t pretend that they were unaware of the significance of images he Tweeted. Trump’s alignment with enemies of America and promotion of this type of bigotry is unforgivable for any citizen of the United States. For a candidate for President it is deplorable, disgraceful, outrageous, and unconscionable. American Jews have made amazing contributions to the American way of life. Shame on Donald Trump!!! Your contribution to my country is unforgivable!