Donald Trump has spent years accusing President Obama of several things, and apparently he has no plans to stop anytime soon. The Hill reports that, while speaking at a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Trump accused Obama of founding ISIS.
Trump said, “In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama. ISIS is honoring President Obama.” He continued to emphatically repeat four times to a cheering crowd that Obama founded ISIS.
Trump condemned Obama’s withdrawal of U.S. military forces, blaming him for the birth of a terrorist group that started out as a small militia. According to The Daily Mail, he also referred to Obama by his full name — Barack Hussein Obama — which was surely a wink to conspiracy theorists.
Trump went on to explain his reasoning by giving a simplistic breakdown of the tensions between Iraq and Iran that would make foreign intelligence officials cringe.
‘And they’d fight for four years and stop. Then they’d fight for four more years. Saddam Hussein would drop gas, everybody would complain. Tremendous, tremendous carnage. And they’d stop. Then they’d start.’
He went on to criticize Obama, saying he should have left behind some “small forces to keep it under control.”
‘We should have never have gotten out the way we got out. We unleashed terrible fury all over the Middle East. Instead of allowing some small forces behind to maybe, just maybe, keep it under control, we pulled it out.’
Speaking of pulling out, Trump’s dad should have pulled out, too. That would have been a great executive decision.
Trump also did not leave out his competition for the White House, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He added, “I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton. Crooked Hillary Clinton.” The crowd, of course, ate that up with more cheering as he went on to say, “And then Obama came in. And normally you want to clean up. He made a bigger mess out of it. He made such a mess. And then you had Hillary with Libya. So sad.”
You can watch the rally and Trump’s speech below.
Featured image via Getty/Joe Raedle.