Criticism of Trump's "Sheriff's Star" tweet stayed steady on Tuesday.
The Trump campaign was most likely hoping that today's airwaves would be dominated by an Federal Bureau of Investigation indictment of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her personal email usage while serving as Secretary of State. "Mr. Kushner's response -- I'm really grateful he did it. I would love to see his response to Donald Trump arguing yet again that it's just a star".
"It's important to me that people understand where I'm coming from when I report that I know the difference between actual, risky intolerance versus these labels that get tossed around in an effort to score political points", Mr. Kushner wrote. "The tweet's been deleted". Right now, this hate is directed to one of your employees, but the message applies equally to your wife and daughter.
She notes that, in addition to blaming the tweet on Microsoft Word, Trump supporters have defended the tweet by pointing out that Kushner is Jewish, and that Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism in 2009. Schwartz wrote that by supporting Trump's campaign he is "giving his most hateful supporters tacit approval".
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Gingrich is heavily rumored to be on the shortlist to be Trump's running mate.
As Trump's son-in-law, Kushner has played an increasingly prominent role in the candidate's campaign in recent months, even acting as a de facto campaign manager.
According to the Times, Kushner believes Trump's "respect for his Jewish faith is sincere" and that the issue is "not worth addressing". And yet Donald Trump in his response chose not to condemn them, the anti-Semites who, by his argument were obviously misinterpreting the image, but the media. The online publication, Mic, traced the origins of the tweet to a white supremacist site.
And although his social media manager Dan Scavino replaced the original graphic with another that used a circle instead, Trump told a Cincinnati crowd that he wishes the "star" tweet had never been deleted. Ryan went on to say that anti-Semitic images have "no place" in a campaign and expressed his desire for Trump to "clean this up". As a result, many were outraged at the real estate mogul for using a symbol associated with Jewish identity.