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Clinton blasts Trump over 'anti-semitic' tweet

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:36
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Monday after her Republican rival posted a "blatantly anti-Semitic" tweet.

[WASHINGTON] Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Monday after her Republican rival posted a "blatantly anti-Semitic" tweet.

Mrs Clinton's criticism comes after Mr Trump tweeted a picture of Mrs Clinton on Saturday that described her as corrupt and featured stacks of money and a six-pointed star.

He later called 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.

Still, he later deleted the tweet and replaced it with a new image that used a circle instead of a 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," Mrs Clinton's campaign said in a statement to US media.

"Now, not only won't he apologise for it, he's peddling lies and blaming others."

Mr Trump's original tweet is still posted on various media outlets.

The tweet is Mr Trump's latest remark to prompt accusations of bigotry, having previously called for banning Muslims from entering the United States, and describing Mexicans as rapists and criminals.

AFP