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Donald Trump tweets anti-Semitic insult?

American real estate mogul accused of showing 'anti-Semitic stripes' by using 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart's Jewish birth name on Twitter

Ashley Baylen
Published: 04.28.13, 07:41 / Israel Culture

Real estate mogul and "The Apprentice" creator Donald Trump has landed himself in the news several times over the past several months, with most stories focused on something ridiculous he’s posted on his Twitter feed or YouTube.


Some gems have included his insistence that President Obama release his birth certificate to prove that he was born in the United States, which opened a debate on his xenophobic nature, and his recent threats to sue Mac Miller for the song "Donald Trump," after first praising the young rapper.


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On Wednesday, Trump wrote a tweet about Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show," with many believing it has anti-Semitic undertones.


“I promise you that I’m much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz – I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated,” Trump wrote.


The reference to Stewart birth name as ammunition against him has triggered quite a response from the Twitter community.


"@realDonaldTrump @thedailyshow I knew you were more than just a racist. Proud of you for showing your anti-Semitic stripes too,” tweeted “Ellen” producer Andy Lassner.


“Ha. @realDonaldTrump outs Jon Stewart…as…a Jew! Gasp! -Classy spokesperson you've got there @macys. #DumpTrump," tweeted Angelo Carusone, who is leading a campaign for Macy’s to end their relationship with Trump.


It is unknown why Trump decided to target Stewart to begin with, but speculation leads to a random Twitter follower that encouraged Trump to run for president because “Jon Stewart would destroy him.”


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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