Trump adviser: ‘Never any intention of anti-Semitism’ in tweet

A senior adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said early Monday that there was “never any intention of anti-Semitism” in a tweet featuring the Star of David that sparked a backlash.

“We corrected it. There was never any intention of any anti-Semitism,” Ed Brookover said on CNN’s “New Day.”

{mosads}Trump on Saturday tweeted a photo of Hillary Clinton with the Star of David superimposed on it. The image — reportedly created by white supremacists — accused Hillary Clinton of being “corrupt” and had a six-pointed star emblazoned across it.

Trump then tweeted a different version of the same image, using a circle instead of a star. He then deleted the original post.

“Mr. Trump has consistently and loudly denounced the white supremacist groups,” Brookover said on Monday.

“This is one of those ‘nothing to see here.’ Let’s move on and talk about real issues like Hillary Clinton’s three-hour interview with the FBI on Saturday,” he added.

Brookover said he doesn’t believe the person responsible for the tweet will be fired.

“These memes float around the internet. Not every six-sided star is a Star of David. There is no intent here at all. We corrected this tweet and have moved on.”

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video