Trump Humiliates Himself, Campaign Rushing To Fix And Save Campaign

On Wednesday Donald Trump famously said that both President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded ISIS. When given a chance to back out of the statement during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Trump simply doubled down. In the interview Trump was asked about his comments and whether he actually meant that Obama “created the vacuum, he lost the peace,” which created the conditions in which the Islamic State could emerge.

“No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump told Hewitt. “I do.”

But now Trump is saying it was just a joke! That no one understands sarcasm! No big deal!

Trump tweeted, “Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) ‘the founder’ of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?”

The real-estate mogul initially made the comment to supporters in Fort Lauderdale late Wednesday evening, before reasserting the “joke” 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.

Of course Trump does nothing by accident. This ISIS remark was probably just a distraction from his brutal remarks about the gold-star Khan family, which dominated the news cycle last week and over the weekend. And it worked!

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