Trump deletes tweet using Star of David after backlash

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE on Saturday tweeted an image accusing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines Clintons send pizza to NY hospital staff treating coronavirus MORE of being "corrupt" with a six-pointed star, before deleting it hours later after a loud chorus of backlash.

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The presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s image showd the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” on a red six-pointed star that many have pointed out resembles the Star of David, a symbol that appears on the Israeli flag and is commonly associated with Judaism.

The star was superimposed over an image of $100 bills and an image of Clinton often used by her campaign that reads “History made.”

Two hours after the initial post, Trump tweeted a different version of the same image, this time with a circle under the words "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" instead of the star.

Shortly after the second tweet, Trump deleted the original.

Social media users captured a screenshot of the original tweet before it was deleted, and many people shared the two side-by-side:

The original image drew immediate backlash on Twitter. Josh Schwerin, a communications staffer for Clinton's campaign, asked why a Star of David was used on the image.

Political columnist Ana Marie Cox said the "Symbolism here is pretty... unsubtle.”

Several anti-Trump Republican analysts and staffers have responded to the post, including GOP strategist Patrick Ruffini, who called the tweet "anti-Semitic." 

Many journalists have also taken to Twitter to question or criticize Trump's post.

- Updated at 12:10 p.m.