How can you tell Donald Trump is lying? His lips are moving. ABC reports Mein Trumpf once again blamed the rise of ISIS on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, this time at a rally in Sunrise, Fla.
‘ISIS is honoring president Obama. He is the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS. And, I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.’
Why? Because Obama pulled our troops out of Iraq, a botched fustercluck of a quagmire we should never have gotten ourselves into in the first place.
The Trumpkins responded with chants to “Lock her up!” Meanwhile, Donald Trump hammered Obama and Clinton for not using a term for ISIS that implies all Muslims are terrorists.
‘Radical Islamic terrorism. And people don’t like saying that. Our president refuses to use the term. Every time another event happens, I keep saying, I wonder if he’s gonna say it this time. And he doesn’t say it.’
Donald Trump also kept referring to Obama by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, to imply that the president himself is among these “radical Islamic terrorists.”
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Even right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt thought calling Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the “founder” and “co-founder” of ISIS was way over the top. In his interview with Donald Trump, he gently tried to nudge him towards a more reasonable stance.
‘I think I would say they created, they lost the peace. They created the Libyan vacuum, they created the vacuum into which ISIS came, but they didn’t create ISIS. That’s what I would say.’
But no, the short-fingered vulgarian doubled down and declared that he really meant what he said.
‘No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.’
Donald Trump BUSTED on CNN
But wait. It turns out Donald Trump once very loudly and vociferously wanted us to get out of Iraq, too. Buzzfeed unearthed an old video from 2007 of Donald Trump chatting about it with Wolf Blitzer.
Back then, when Donald Trump was still supporting his now-nemesis Hillary Clinton, he urged that we “declare victory and leave.”
‘You know how they get out? They get out. That’s how they get out. Declare victory and leave, because I’ll tell you, this country is just going to get further bogged down. They’re in a civil war over there, Wolf. There’s nothing that we’re going to be able to do with a civil war. They are in a major civil war.’
CNN broadcast the video Thursday morning while reporting on Donald Trump’s drastic change of heart.
Apparently, getting out of Iraq is a great idea until someone named Barack Hussein Obama does it.
That wasn’t the only time Donald Trump told anyone who would listen that we should take all of our troops out of Iraq. In an interview with radio shock jock Howard Stern, he warned that Sen. McCain would lose the GOP nomination if he kept saying we should stay in Iraq.
‘Anybody who stays in Iraq — look at what happened to McCain — he want to show how tough he is, he’s sunk, immediately, and that’s with the Republicans.’
In 2008, The Donald still adamantly wanted the U.S. out of Iraq, even though he’s the greatest war hawk “who ever lived” and would make the most amazing warlord ever. He told British GQ what he’d do if he was running things.
‘First, I’d get out of Iraq right now. And by the way, I am the greatest hawk who ever lived, a far greater hawk even than Bush. I am the most militant military human being who ever lived. I’d rebuild our military arsenal, and make sure we had the finest weapons in the world. Because countries such as Russia have no respect for us, they laugh at us. Look at what happened in Georgia, a place we were supposed to be protecting.’
Here’s the video from Wolf Blitzer’s interview with Donald Trump back in 2007.
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