- Trump tweeted an anti-Clinton image featuring a Star of David and a pile of cash
- His former campaign manager dismissed controversy
Lewandowski, who was fired by Trump last month, told CNN's Brianna Keilar on "State of the Union" that: "A tweet is a simple tweet."
"And the bottom line is you can read into things that are not there. You know, this is a simple star," Lewandowski said.
Trump tweeted a photo featuring Hillary Clinton, a pile of cash and a six-pointed star that evoked the Star of David emblazoned with the words "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!" Once that triggered a controversy online, Trump deleted the tweet and replaced it with a similar one two hours later with the star replaced by a circle.
Lewandowski said it's "the same star that sheriff's departments all over the place" use for their badges.
"To read into something that isn't there is -- you know what, again, I think that's the mainstream media trying to attack Donald Trump for something that isn't there," he said.