Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Sunday blamed the blowup over his former campaign’s use of imagery some saw as anti-Semitic on “political correctness.”
The controversy follows a tweet on Saturday with a graphic labeling Hillary Clinton the “most corrupt candidate ever.” The text was laid over a six-pointed star and on a pile of money. Trump deleted the tweet hours later. The Clinton campaign questioned the use of the six-pointed star, which resembles the Star of David, an important Jewish symbol. In the past, Trump has faced criticism for anti-Semitic remarks from his supporters, and the candidate’s support for Israel has been called into question.
“The bottom line is this is political correctness run amok. If this were to be a star next to Hillary Clinton without the cash behind it, no one would be questioning this,” Lewandowski said during an interview on “State of the Union” on Sunday. (Lewandowski was recently hired by CNN following his departure from the Trump campaign.)
Lewandowski claimed the image was meant to evoke law enforcement.
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