Like many other people, we were shocked but not surprised when Donald Trump published an anti-Hillary Clinton image featuring the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever” in a six-pointed star.
We were not at all surprised that the image turned out to have been lifted from an anti-Semitic white supremacist Twitter user.
And we were not surprised when the presumptive Republican candidate for president of the United States responded on Twitter, “Dishonest media is trying their absolute best to depict a star in a tweet as the Star of David rather than a Sheriff’s Star, or plain star!”
Critics of Mr. Trump’s explanation noted that sheriff’s stars generally have circles at their tips.
Here, though, courtesy of Facebook user who goes by the name Fred MacDowell, is a sheriff’s star sans tips.