Ex-KKK Chief David Duke Welcomes Trump's Controversial Star of David Tweet

Former grand wizard says that he welcomes Trump's exposure of 'the hidden hand,' adding that Hilary Clinton's top donors are 'all Zio-Tribalists.'

Before and after: Screen grab of Donald Trump's tweets of an image of Hillary Clinton with the words "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever," first (R) on a Star of David-like form, then (L) on a circle. July 2, 2016.

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has co-opted Donald Trump's tweet from last weekend depicting Hilary Clinton against a background of dollar bills and with a Star of David reading "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!"

"Absolutely true," declared Duke in his retweet of the original. He went on to declare Clinton's top donors "all Zio-Tribalists." He has pinned Trump's original tweet – before the Star of David was changed to a circle – to the top of his Twitter feed.

He also tweeted that he welcomed the exposure of "the hidden hand."

Trump's tweet aroused strong condemnation, with many people – including those identified with the right, though not with Trump – describing it as anti-Semitic.

Trump hastily replaced the Star of David, before claiming that the image was a "sheriff's star" and blaming the "dishonest media" for labeling it a Star of David.