Donald Trump struggled Tuesday to move past his latest social-media firestorm for the fourth consecutive day, facing a bipartisan scolding for tweeting a controversial image attacking Hillary Clinton that was widely viewed as anti-Semitic. This would appear to be an acknowledgement of its offensiveness, but Trump and his campaign are denying this.
It drew sharp criticism on the internet, especially from groups like the Anti-Defamation League, whose CEO Jonathan Greenblatt issued a statement calling for Trump to “unequivocally reject the hate-filled extremists orbiting around his campaign”.
A meme from white supremacist sources with full approval from the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan?
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign announced that the presumptive nominee had raised $51m in June both on his own behalf and on behalf of the Republican National Committee.
The image that Trump tweeted came from neo-Nazis.
Clinton’s campaign, in a press release last week, said she raised $69 million in June and finished the month with more than $44 million on hand.
Ryan urged Trump to “clean up the way his new media works”.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, appearing on CNN earlier in the morning, cited Trump’s “long and storied history” of leading a “parade”, employing Jews as senior executives at his organization, and supporting Israel as evidence the tweet was not meant to be anti-Semitic.
Trump’s campaign has not responded to questions since Saturday about who posted the message and where it was found.
The GOP Speaker specifically said, “My understanding is this is done by staff, not by he himself, but more importantly, they’ve got to clean this thing up”. Trump’s campaign has not aired any in that time span, the paper said. “But when I really looked at it, it looked like a sheriff star”. Clinton’s campaign said it began July with $44 million in available cash as it continued its advertising onslaught against Trump, whom Clinton has dominated on the airwaves.
During the lead up to his presumptive nomination by the Republican party, Donald Trump has repeatedly mentioned his good friend Tom Brady. And I think that problem now frankly has been very much resolved to my way because when you take a star – when you take a star, it could’ve been a sheriff’s star, it could’ve been anything.