Written by Tharushan Fernando
11 Aug, 2016 | 12:01 pm
Donald Trump has accused President Obama of founding the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS).
“In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama,” Trump said outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida
“He is the founder of ISIS.” alleged the Republican presidential nominee not just once but 3 times.
“He’s the founder of ISIS, okay?” he added. “He’s the founder. He founded ISIS.”
Trump has been throwing long-standing accusations that Obama and his former foreign minister Hillary Clinton for pursuing Middle East policies and creating a situation that was exploited by ISIL.
He went on to criticize Obama for pulling out US troops from Iraq.
“And I would say, the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton,” he charged which can be added to numerous occasions where he accused the Democratic Presidential nominee in the past of “founding” the group.
The White House declined to comment on Trump’s accusation.
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