Leave Olaf out of it! Donald Trump made an unexpected move on Wednesday, July 6: bringing the movie Frozen into his controversial Star of David Twitter row.
The Republican nominee used Elsa and Olaf to try and make a point while defending his weekend tweet: an image of a six-pointed star over a pile of money that appeared next to a photo of Hillary Clinton along with the words “most corrupt candidate ever.”
That since-deleted tweet instantly received a barrage of backlash, with commenters accusing Trump of anti-Semitism because the star closely resembles the Jewish Star of David symbol.
Maintaining the image was “just a star” during an Ohio speech on Wednesday, the property mogul took his defense a step further by tweeting out an image of a Frozen activity book that also features a six-pointed star and asking why nobody had a problem with that one.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 7, 2016
“Where is the outrage for this Disney book? Is this the ‘Star of David’ also? Dishonest media! #Frozen,” he captioned the image.
Twitter erupted with responses instantly.
“The Frozen star isn’t on a pile of money & you didn’t get it from a neo-nazi message board. Other than that, sure,” blasted one Twitter user.
The Frozen star isn't on a pile of money & you didn't get it from a neo-nazi message board. Other than that, sure. https://t.co/Y9086tHQSH
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 7, 2016
“FYI: that frozen star thing that trump tweeted out he ALSO got from a white supremacist Twitter feed,” added another.
And Clinton was among the responders. “Do you want to build a strawman?” the Democrat responded, retweeting Trump’s message.
Do you want to build a strawman? https://t.co/AoeNTJOGpo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
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