Trump: I Was Just Being Sarcastic When I Said Obama Founded ISIS

Trump I Was Just Being Sarcastic When I Said Obama Founded ISISDonald Trump says he was just being sarcastic when he repeatedly claimed Thursday that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were β€œthe founders” and β€œMVPs” of the Islamic State terror group. β€œRatings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) β€˜the founder’ of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?” Trump, the Republican nominee for president tweeted Friday morning in response to nationwide controversy over his remarks. The real-estate mogul initially made the comment to supporters in Fort Lauderdale late Wednesday evening, before reasserting the β€œjoke” to various outlets like CNBC and talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt. In fact, the conservative radio talker offered Trump a chance to admit his rhetoric was a colorful way of suggesting the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq led to ISIS’s creation, but the presidential candidate doubled down.