Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump over `anti-semitic` tweet
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Monday after her Republican rival posted a "blatantly anti-Semitic" tweet.
District of Columbia: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Monday after her Republican rival posted a "blatantly anti-Semitic" tweet.
Clinton`s criticism came after Trump tweeted a picture of Clinton on Saturday that described her as corrupt and featured stacks of money and a six-pointed star.
"Donald Trump`s use of a blatantly anti-Semitic image from racist websites to promote his campaign would be disturbing enough, but the fact that it`s part of a pattern should give voters major cause for concern," Clinton`s campaign said in a statement to US media.
"Now, not only won`t he apologize for it, he`s peddling lies and blaming others."
Trump later responded by calling the media "dishonest" for saying the shape resembled the Jewish Star of David, and said it was just a regular star, or the same one used by sheriffs.
"These false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the Star of David with a basic star, often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior, showing an inscription that says `Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever` with anti-Semitism is ridiculous," he said in a separate statement.
Still, Trump later deleted the tweet and replaced it with a new image that used a circle instead of a star.
His original tweet is still posted on various media outlets.
The tweet is Trump`s latest move to prompt accusations of bigotry, having previously called for banning Muslims from entering the United States and describing Mexicans as rapists and criminals.