Donald Trump Star Of David Tweet: “You Are A Nazi For Real,” Says Judd Apatow
Donald Trump sparked a new controversy on Saturday when he tweeted an image featuring the Star of David and an offensive implication. Now Judd Apatow is one of many slamming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
Trump was ostensibly trying to show off a new Fox News poll, which had 58 percent of voters allegedly deeming Hillary Clinton corrupt. But the GOP frontrunner and his campaign chose to illustrate the results with a portrait of Clinton surrounded by money. Next to her was a Star of David with the declaration, “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” See screengrab at right.
People on social media were quick to point out that the poster reeked of Nazism, when Hitler’s regime painted Jews as financially corrupt. Dozens of tweets accused Trump of attempting to cater to the anti-Semitic supporters in his fan base. The backlash eventually led him to tweet a new version of the flyer, this one with the Star of David shape replaced by a circle.
But deleting the original tweet made no real difference as it already went viral. And among those to slam Trump was Apatow, who has been openly critical of the mogul on Twitter over the last year. He now tweeted, “So you are a Nazi for real now? I am glad that was confirmed this early. So it’s not just a tendency?”
He later added, “Trump’s convention will be a Nazi rally. Shame on any celebrity or politician who attends.” Perhaps needless to say, but Trump has not responded. See other stars who have ripped the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host in the gallery below.