Donald Trump has a new friend who agrees with his recent remarks in which he blamed Hillary Clinton and President Obama for the creation of ISIS. The leader of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group quoted Donald at a rally on Saturday, saying the Republican presidential candidate’s statements were based on facts.
Hassan Nasrallah said, “This is an American presidential candidate who is saying this. What he says is based on facts and documents.”
The Associated Press reports:
Trump this week described President Barack Obama as the “founder” of IS. Trump later said the claim was intended as sarcasm.
Nasrallah, who has sent thousands of his fighters to Syria to shore up President Bashar Assad’s forces, has long claimed that the U.S. helped create and fuel the rise of Islamic extremists to destabilize the Middle East.
Nasrallah quoted Trump, saying, “Even the Republican leader said Obama and Clinton founded ISIS.”
Hezbollah chief Nasrallah approvingly quotes Trump: "Even the Republican leader said Obama and Clinton founded ISIS" pic.twitter.com/BwLltOPVu9
— Yaroslav Trofimov (@yarotrof) August 13, 2016
While the United States may have had something to do with the creation of ISIS, the group was formed before the Obama administration but used different monikers.
ISIS hates President Obama. Under the current administration, more terrorists have been killed than by any other president.
Pentagon deputy press secretary Gordon Trowbridge confirmed today that Hafiz Saeed Khan was blown to bits in southern Nangarhar Province on July 26th, thus adding to Obama’s list. That’s how Obama “pals around with terrorists.”
In contrast, ISIS loves Donald. The GOP presidential nominee is doing their work for them. In fact, Donald has been featured in at least two ISIS recruitment videos.
In one video, a song is playing, repeating the lyrics: “Brothers rise up, claim your victory, let’s go for jihad.” That video includes Donald’s claim that Brussels was a “horror show” after the terrorist attack on the city.
Donald claims that he will get rid of ISIS, however, he’s never explained how that will come to fruition. He just says words. Lots of words. Donald has the best words. Just ask him.
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