Star of David in anti-Semitic Trump tweet originated on white supremacist message board
Donald Trump should be more careful about where he lifts his memes from.
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.
Mic discovered Sunday that Donald Trump’s Twitter account wasn’t the first place the meme appeared. The image was previously featured on /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 — as early as June 22, over a week before Trump’s team tweeted it.