Donald Trump Triple Downs on Claim Obama is the "Founder of ISIS"
Aug 13 2016 by Joanne Wise
At a rally in Florida on Wednesday night, Trump repeatedly told the crowd, "Obama is the founder of ISIS".
Surely, Trump did not mean that Obama literally created ISIS, Hewitt suggested: Did he mean that Obama "created the vacuum" that allowed ISIS to rise to power?
"I don't care. He was the founder", Trump said once again. "He hates them. He's trying to kill them". Then Cuomo asked if people could trust Trump's statements, and Cohen replied, "I think you do take him at his word for everything". "He was the founder". Pierson claimed that Trump was not saying that Obama personally went to the Middle East and filled out the paperwork and created ISIS.
Trump was "echoing the talking points of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and our adversaries to attack American leaders and American interests, while failing to offer any serious plans to confront terrorism or make this country more secure", he added.
He further said only Mr. Trump could give an answer to it, and he will give it to tweet and statement.
Friday morning, he said everyone - especially the media - is taking this the wrong way, Tweeting, "They don't get sarcasm?" In the past couple of weeks, he said both Democrats should get a most valuable player award from the terror group for their roles in starting it. They tend to put thought into what they say, because the risk of being misunderstood is too high. He is the founder of ISIS.
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ISIS, the report said, did not say what happened to Shekau who has been out of the picture since 2015. Al-Barnawi, who has been named as Boko Haram's new leader, is something of a mystery.
"With these false red lines in Syria that meant nothing", Gorka said, "all the things were put in place by this administration to help this former al-Qaida franchise become a trans-regional insurgency".
You know what - I think we should fact check that.
DT: I mean, with his bad policies, that's why ISIS came about.
The next day, the business mogul doubled down on his accusation during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Clinton posted on social media website Twitter that Trump's comments are disqualifying.
If Trump says he's only being sarcastic, what does that actually mean?