Trump defending himself anew against charges of bigotry

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is making an aggressive defense of a weekend tweet many have condemned as anti-Semitic.

It reminds anyone who may be watching of the criticism that his campaign turns a blind eye to bigotry and attracts the support of white supremacists.

This comes at a time the presumptive Republican nominee could be focusing his ire on Hillary Clinton’s emails and the criminal indictment she dodged.

Trump told a crowd of supporters in Cincinnati Wednesday night that the tweet should not have been taken down. The weekend tweet featured what many saw as a Star of David and the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” placed over a picture of Clinton and a pile of money.

But Trump said the image was not anti-Semitic and was not a Star of David.