Last week, Donald Trump retweeted an image that played into his “Crooked Hillary” narrative while also being shockingly anti-Semitic. When outcry came, Trump’s camp tried several ridiculous responses. His Twitter account actually deleted the tweet, replacing it with a hasty photoshop, that left a bit of that star visible. The campaign tried to change the news cycle by teasing his potential VP picks. Trump insisted that it wasn’t a Star of David on the image that was birthed on a bigoted message board, but a “sheriff’s badge.” (Because the message was not that a cabal of greedy Jews are working together to fund “Crooked Hillary,” but that a cabal of wealthy sheriffs are?) Even Trump’s Jewish friend/son-in-law Jared Kushner got in on the lunacy of deflection, responding to Dana Schwartz’s powerful open letter by basically arguing: Trump isn’t an anti-semite because he’s always been nice to me.
Then last night, Trump made his strangest gambit yet, looping in Disney and a Frozen sticker book into his liberal media conspiracy theory.
This man is real. And he’s running for president.
Twitter responded swiftly and without mercy:
Well, that did it. Now my 3 year-old and 2 year-old daughters hate Trump too. #Frozen— Matt Dentler (@MattDentler) July 7, 2016
Trump uses #Frozen book to show 5 pt star isn't racist, as if context doesn't matter. A cross isn't racist either, until it burns on a lawn.— Tanya (@tgreene319) July 7, 2016
Fortunately Frozen is unpopular and Disney is not powerful so I don't anticipate this backfiring for Trump at all— Sean T. Collins (@theseantcollins) July 7, 2016
Maybe Trump wants the "parents of young girls who are sick of seeing Frozen over and over" demographic.— Grace (@GemOfAmara) July 7, 2016
Trump could be talking about Hillary Clinton and the FBI, instead we'll all be making Frozen jokes and memes for the next 48 hours.— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) July 7, 2016
Trump invoking Frozen. His campaign manager responds "let it go"— Bethany Albertson (@AlbertsonB2) July 7, 2016
The rest of the campaign should be Trump reviewing Disney movies #Frozen— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) July 7, 2016
But the winner of this round is Hillary Clinton.
Do you want to build a strawman? https://t.co/AoeNTJOGpo— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
Kristy Puchko believes Trump is either a bigot, or will happily court them for votes. Either way, he’s a repulsive fuckwad