Donald Trump is making headlines again. On Thursday, the presidential hopeful said that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the “founder of ISIS”. He also objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify his position. Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the ISIS related comments that he made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean
that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace.
Trump objected and responded,
No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.
Hewitt apparently trying to push back again, saying that Obama is “not sympathetic” to ISIS and “hates” and is “trying to kill them.” To this, Trump responded,
I don’t careHe was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq was that that was the founding of ISIS, okay?
Hewitt and Trump went back and forth after that. Later, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton hopped on Twitter criticizing Trump, writing:
It can be difficult to muster outrage as frequently as Donald Trump should cause it, but his smear against President Obama requires it. No, Barack Obama is not the founder of ISIS. … Anyone willing to sink so low, so often should never be allowed to serve as our Commander-in-Chief.