Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump has accused US president Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State group that’s wreaking havoc from the Middle East to European cities.
Not only that, but he even repeated the allegation three more times for emphasis.
And a moment later – on another topic – the billionaire property tycoon referred to the president by his full legal name, Barack Hussein Obama.
“In many respects, you know, they honour President Obama,” Trump said during the campaign rally outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “He is the founder of Isis (another name for IS).”
In the past Trump has accused his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, of founding the militant group. As he shifted the blame to Obama, he said “crooked Hillary Clinton” was actually the group’s co-founder.