The weekend story of note should have been that Hillary Clinton was questioned for almost four hours by the FBI.
Some pundits opined that she had met with them during the July 4th weekend because it would get less coverage.
Who could have predicted that Donald Trump would make the Clinton email story second rate?
Trump tweeted an attack of Clinton that included what many considered a Star of David. It showed Hillary surrounded by hundred dollar bills.
His staff quickly pulled it down. But Trump refused to say it had been a mistake. Networks say he won’t talk about it.
Once again, he says he knows nothing about white supremacism.
“The Star of David imagery used in a tweet this weekend by Donald Trump had previously appeared on a message board known for anti-Semitism and white supremacy, as well as on a Twitter account with a history of racially charged comments,” the New York Times reported.
Network anchors, who in the past have let Trump off the hook, this weekend were mocking him. They said his claim that the star in the tweet was a sheriff’s badge was silly.
They wanted to know if there was nothing wrong why was the tweet removed.
Trump and his surrogates blamed the media.
"We've been troubled by the anti-Semites and racists during this political season, and we've seen a number of so-called Trump supporters peddling some of the worst stereotypes all through this year," wrote Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, in a statement.
"And it's been concerning that [Donald Trump] hasn't spoken our forcefully against these people. It is outrageous to think that the candidate is sourcing material from some of the worst elements in our society."
Hillary Clinton, according to the New York Times, said Monday that image Trump posted on Twitter over the weekend was “blatantly anti-Semitic.”
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