The GOP nominee’s description of Obama and Clinton as having founded Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is not new. However, Trump has doubled down on his attacks as the election nears, blaming the foreign policy of the former secretary of state for the mess in Iraq and Syria.
At the Wednesday rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump said that IS “in many respects” honors Obama.
“He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS," Trump told the raucous crowd of supporters, adding, "I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”