Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not backing down from his accusation he made when declared President Barack Obama is the “founder of ISIS” during a rally in Florida.
The comment by Trump came during an interview with Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt asked if Trump meant “Obama created the vacuum, he lost the peace.”
Trump was not moving away from his comment. He bellowed, “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.”
The radio host defended Obama stating the president is “not sympathetic” and is “trying to kill them.”
The bombastic businessman was unfazed, “I don’t care. He was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq was that that was the founding of ISIS, okay?”
Democratic presidential nominee took to the Twittersphere to comment on Trump’s accusations Thursday morning. The former Secretary of State wrote, “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.”
The public sparring between the two presidential candidates is entertaining, but it offers no value to the American people. Trump’s strategy is to maintain fervor rather than discussing actual domestic policies to help everyday Americans — and so far it is working.
Watch Trump’s original accusations below: