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Donald Trump Calls President Obama ‘Founder of ISIS’

“The co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump tells Florida crowd

Donald Trump repeatedly referred to President Obama as the founder of the terrorist organization ISIS during a speech in Florida Wednesday evening, according to CNN

“In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said of ISIS fighters. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS.” He linked Hillary Clinton to the militant group as well, noting, “the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”

Trump continued to pursue this line of attack in a Thursday morning interview on CNBC. “[President Obama] was the founder of ISIS, absolutely,” Trump declared. “We destabilized the Middle East, and we’ve been paying the price for it for years. He was the founder — absolutely, the founder. In fact, in sports they have awards: he gets the Most Valuable Player award. Him and Hillary. I mean, she gets it, too. I gave them co-founder if you really looked at the speech.”

Trump previously sought to connect President Obama and ISIS in June following the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. “People cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump told FOX. “There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on. He doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands — it’s one or the other, and either one is unacceptable.”

Earlier this week, Trump drew a sharp rebuke from Clinton after he hinted that Second Amendment supporters could use violence as a means of preventing her from appointing a new judge to the Supreme Court. “Yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from Donald Trump that cross the line,” Clinton said. She added, “every single one of these incidents shows us that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president.”

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