GOP nominee Donald Trump has Democrat Hillary Clinton in a bit of a pickle with his latest string of attacks, saying President Obama and the former secretary of state are responsible for the rise of the Islamic State.
After saying Obama is the “founder of ISIS” and Clinton is the “co-founder” of the Islamic terrorist organization, Trump immediately put House Democrats in a bind when they rushed to blame something else for the group’s rise.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried to come to Clinton’s rescue and called Trump’s statements “verbal poo-poo.” She added that the Iraq War was to blame for the rise of ISIS, a war that she voted against, according to the Washington Times.
But, there’s just one problem. Clinton voted for the Iraq War, making Pelosi’s argument even more in line with Trump’s original statement.
And while the media is in full hysteria over Trump’s comments, Trump is saying that “Everyone’s liking it. I think they’re liking it,” according to the Hill.
This may be true, as Twitter users are cheering on Trump’s remarks.
Take a look:
Founder of ISIS Obama's administration and Killary Clinton pic.twitter.com/DGPEDucIhR
— 🌹President-Elect VENDETTA🇺🇸🍿🍿 (@REDSUNAMI) August 11, 2016
HEWITT: By "Obama founded ISIS," you meant he–
TRUMP: Founded ISIS.
HEWITT: In the sense that he–
TRUMP: Is literally the founder of ISIS
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) August 11, 2016
Obama literally is the, founder of ISIS. No one is actually surprised. It's just refreshing to hear it said out in the open. #MAGA
— 🇺🇸 (@TheDietCokeBtn) August 11, 2016
It was on [Hillary's] watch ISIS began to spread its wings of evil Hillary Is the founder of ISIS careless #lRottenClinton
— TrumpATeam 🇺🇸 (@TrumpATeam) July 31, 2016
— 👱🏻♀️🌷🌷 (@sophiatrump) July 30, 2016
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