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Hillary Clinton Deletes Photo Of Herself And Man With "White" Tattoo

A photo of Clinton shaking the man's hand was removed from her Twitter feed on Tuesday. Nicholas Brown later told BuzzFeed News the story behind the tattoo.

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Nicholas Brown, the man with the tattoo, told BuzzFeed News it's part of a piece that says "white trash." The tattoo was never intended to have any racist or white supremacist meaning, he said.

Hillary Clinton's campaign removed a photo Tuesday showing Clinton shaking hands with a man with a tattoo that said "white" on his arm.

The tweet was removed from Clinton's account, but not before it had been retweeted by others.

The photo was taken outside Dairy Twirl in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where Clinton stopped on July 3.

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The town is in New Hampshire's White Mountains region, where Clinton spent the Independence Day weekend walking in a parade and speaking with voters.

According to Clinton's campaign, she was meeting people along the street when the man came up to her and asked to shake her hand.

Hillary Clinton / Via Flickr: hillaryclinton

The tweet and photo were removed out of caution after people pointed out the tattoo, the campaign said.

Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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