Donald Trump has been defending his most recent anti-Semitic tweet since moments after he posted it. At this point, he should probably just let it go, but Trump has taken things to a whole new level of absurdity by using Disney’s Frozen to defend his bigoted tweet. Seriously.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2016
Within seconds, Hillary Clinton tweeted out the perfect comeback, with a Frozen reference of her own.
Do you want to build a strawman? https://t.co/AoeNTJOGpo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
Shortly before Trump posted his Frozen tweet, he spoke at a rally in Ohio where he argued that the star was a sheriff’s star and that the people who were aghast at his blatant anti-Semitism were the real racists.
And it actually looks like a sheriff’s star, but I don’t know,” Trump said. “And behind it they had money. ‘Oh, but there’s money behind!’ So actually, they’re racially profiling.
There is no question at this point that Trump’s less than subtle dog-whistling to white supremacists is no accident, and neither is his habit of pandering to these bigots on Twitter. An accident or mistake is something that happens once, maybe twice. But Trump has “accidentally” retweeted white supremacists a staggering 75 times.
His arguments are even more ludicrous when you consider where the tweet he is so vehemently defending came from. The image was a picture of Hillary Clinton, placed on a background of $100 bills with a six-pointed star that read “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” Twitter quickly erupted in outrage as journalists began pointing out that the star closely resembled the Jewish Star of David. There is now proof that the image originally appeared on a neo-nazi white supremacist website.
Clinton wasn’t the only one to call Trump out on Twitter for his most recent tweet, with many telling him to just “Let It Go.”
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 7, 2016
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) July 7, 2016
Featured image via Twitter