US reports said a far-right militant posted a star-like image used by Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential candidate, on Twitter, accusing his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton of corruption.
The image shows the star above Clinton’s picture, which says: “The most corrupt candidate ever” and in the background is a quantity of $ 100 securities.
Trump then deleted the message.
A MIC report stated that the image initially appeared on a message board known to be anti-Semitic.
Trump’s tweet, published on Saturday, has sparked strong reactions to social media as well as accusations of anti-Semitism.
The Star of David is considered a Jewish symbol, and was used by the Nazis to identify Jews, as it is placed on the flag of Israel.
Billionaire Trump deleted the image and replaced it with another with a circle covering the star, although the original star’s ends are still visible.
The Meek website report said that the forum page on which the original image was posted no longer existed.
The report added that the message was related to a Twitter account that posted the same image. It was also canceled, but the site posted a photo of the original tweet.
Trump and his campaign have not commented.
Some social media users defended the tweet and said that the six-pointed star is a symbol used by the US Police Department and is a format available in many computer programs.
Jonathan Greenblatt, of the Anti-Defamation League, said that Trump “has been accustomed for some time to escalating issues and talking about them and then closing them.”
And Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for Clinton, tweeted at his expense: “Why is the Star of David?”
This is not the first time that Trump has been criticized for promoting racist and anti-Semitic messages.
Trump was criticized earlier this year for comments related to Muslims and immigration, but it did not cause him to back down among his supporters, analysts said.