• Trump says comment on Obama founding ISIS was sarcasm

    Trump says comment on Obama founding ISIS was sarcasm

    Donald Trump backtracked Friday from his assertion that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton founded the Islamic State group, saying he was just being sarcastic.

    As he often does, the Republican presidential nominee accused the news media of misconstruing something he said.

    In this case he targeted CNN, although his comments on the jihadist group and the president were picked up across the news spectrum.

    “Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) “the founder” of ISIS, & […]