Trump triples down on anti-Semitic tweet, now compares star to ‘Frozen’
The problem, is, Trump’s campaign didn’t take the star from Disney’s “Frozen”. The took it from a now-deleted anti-Semitic neo-Nazi account.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2016
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview that there was no valid comparison between the image in Trump’s tweet from Saturday and the cover of the Frozen book. “The intent was different and the outcome was certainly different,” Greenblatt said. “Connecting the Star of David to money and politicians is intended to invoke anti-Semitic stereotypes.”
“I wish he would bring the same firmness to his rejection of anti-Semites and racists as he brings to members of the media and other candidates,” Greenblatt said. “I don’t understand why he’s courting the white nationalist vote, I’m not in politics.”
Greenblatt, whose group is nonpartisan, said he couldn’t think of a parallel in contemporary presidential politics and that one would have to go back to segregationist candidate George Wallace in the 1960s “to find anything resembling the kind of rhetoric we’re seeing” this election season.