AYR, SCOTLAND - JUNE 24: Presumptive Republican nominee for US president Donald Trump gives a press conference on the 9th tee at his Trump Turnberry Resort on June 24, 2016 in Ayr, Scotland. Mr Trump arrived to officially open his golf resort which has undergone an eight month refurbishment as part of an investment thought to be worth in the region of two hundred million pounds. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Trump campaign releases statement regarding tweet with 'anti-Semitic image'

A tweet issued by presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with content considered to be questionable by some has been addressed by his campaign in a statement.

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The tweet, which has since been deleted, showed Hillary Clinton's "History made" image -- created when she became the first woman who has conceivably gotten the presidential nomination for a major political party -- and a red star.

Many argued the star was similar to the Star of David, which has six points, like the red star in the image that Trump originally tweeted before changing it to a red circle.

Inside the star was white text that said, "Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever."

Sara Bard, the Clinton campaign's director for Jewish outreach, responded with a statement that said in part, "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 a part of a pattern should give voters major cause for concern."

The Trump campaign said in a statement that the star is a basic one "often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior."

The statement can be read in full below:

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. Clinton, through her surrogates, is just trying to divert attention from the dishonest behavior of herself and her husband. The real questions are, why was Bill Clinton meeting secretly with the US Attorney General on her case and where are the 33,000 missing emails and all of the other information missing from her case -  Why are there so many lies?

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