” The Contemporary on the 2016 presidential campaign. (All instances EDT):

1:15 p.M.

Hillary Clinton’s marketing campaign says a tweet from Donald Trump that appeared to characteristic thefamous person of David is “stressful” and part of a pattern that “must supply citizens important motivefor difficulty.”

Sarah Bard, Clinton’s director for Jewish outreach, says Trump should be “condemning hate,” no longerblaming others. Bard says a president ought to be a person who “brings Americans collectively, no longersomeone who sends signals and offers guidelines of department.”

The marketing campaign‘s feedback come after Trump blamed the media for the controversy involvingan anti-Clinton tweet that regarded to depict the symbol of Judaism, a six-pointed megastar, atop a pile ofcash.

The tweet was sent from Trump’s legitimate account Saturday, then deleted. A new edition turned intolater posted with a circle in place of the star.

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12:50 p.M.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is spending part of his July 4th with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst amid speculation approximately his vice presidential pick out.

Trump tweets, “I look ahead to meeting @joniernst nowadays in New Jersey.” He says, “She hascompleted a great process as senator of Iowa!”

Ernst is a primaryterm senator, combat veteran and the first female elected to Congress from Iowa.

She ran on a platform of cutting wasteful spending, with the slogan “Make ’em squeal.”

Representatives for Ernst and for Trump’s campaign did not right now reply to requests for comment.

Trump additionally hung out over the weekend with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

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12:45 p.M.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is blaming the information media for the debate surrounding an anti-Hillary Clinton tweet that regarded to depict the megastar of David atop a pile ofcoins.

Trump says on Twitter: “Cheating media is making an attempt their absolute exceptional to depict a celebrity in a tweet as the star of David in place of a Sheriff’s superstar, or undeniable famous person!”

It is his first reaction when you consider that his official account tweeted ” then deleted ” the imageSaturday. It later posted a new edition with a circle in vicinity of the superstar.

It remains unclear where the campaign observed the photograph. It previously regarded on a message board filled with anti-Semitic and white supremacist messages in addition to the Twitter feed of a self-identified comic who tweeted out provocative and offensive messages.

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eleven a.M.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says in a tweet he become impressed viaIndiana Gov. Mike Pence during a weekend meeting.

The Saturday assembly among the billionaire businessman and Indiana’s governor took place Saturday as Trump considers capability running friends.

Trump tweets on Monday: “hung out with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and family the day before today. Very impressed, first rate human beings!”

Pence spokesman Marc Lotter says that the two couples had a “heat, effectivemeeting before Penceagain to Indiana, but he saidnot anything changed into supplied.”

Trump has in no way held public workplace and is considering a small institution of political veterans ascapability strolling mates.

humans with direct understanding of Trump’s vetting process say the listing includes Pence, formerHouse Speaker Newt Gingrich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Alabama Sen. Jeff Classes.