Clinton blasts Trump over 'blatantly anti-Semitic' Twitter post
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump on Monday after her Republican rival posted a "blatantly anti-Semitic" tweet.
Clinton's criticism comes after Trump tweeted a picture of 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 deleted the tweet and replaced it with a new image that used a circle instead of a star.
On Twitter, he also defended using the image.
"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 apologise for it, he's peddling lies and blaming others."
Trump's original tweet is still posted on various media outlets.
The graphic had apparently been posted to an "anti-Semitic, white supremacist message board" 10 days before Trump tweeted it out, CNN reported.
The tweet is 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.