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Donald Trump speaks during the opening session of the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, CO, July 1, 2016.
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Presumed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump sparked backlash on Saturday when he tweeted an image calling Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt candidate ever,” with the words emblazoned on a Star of David. The background was a pile of $100 bills.

The tweet, sent from his official account at 9:37 with the words “Crooked Hillary – – Makes History!”, was later deleted, but not before screenshots tore through the Twitterverse. At 11:19 a.m., Trump’s account tweeted the same image, except the Star of David had been replaced by a circle. Two hashtags were added: #ImWithYou and #AmericaFirst.

At the bottom were recent numbers from a Fox News poll in which a majority of respondents described Clinton as corrupt.

Critics quickly denounced the use of the Jewish symbol as anti-Semitic and denounced the revision: two points of the star were still visible.

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Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for Clinton’s campaign, questioned the use of the star. Others more specifically accused Trump of anti-Semitism.

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