Trump Softens Anti-Hillary Rhetoric, Says ‘Founder of ISIS’ Was Actually President Obama

By Margaret Hartmann

11-trump.w710.h473.2xDonald Trump denied a report that he had a conversation with the Secret Service about what was widely interpreted as a suggestion that gun owners should shoot Hillary Clinton, but he’s responded to the outcry by dialing back his attacks on his opponent. At a rally in Florida on Wednesday he accused President Obama of being the “founder of ISIS,” while downgrading “crooked Hillary Clinton” to “co-founder.”

It’s quite the demotion, since last Wednesday Trump said his opponent should receive an award from the terrorist group “as the founder of ISIS.” The remark went largely unnoticed because a few days earlier Trump called Clinton “the devil.”

Many Republicans argue that Obama and Clinton are responsible for the rise of ISIS because they followed through with the Bush administration plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011, and underestimated the threat from the “JV” team. That’s what Trump was alluding to, but what he actually said was, “He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS,” adding, “I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: NewsNow/New York Magazine

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.