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Trump: President Obama is the 'founder of ISIS'

During a rally Wednesday in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump declared that President Obama is actually the "founder of ISIS."

The Middle East is in disarray, Trump said, and instead of cleaning up after the Iraq War, he believes Obama made things worse. "In fact, in many respects, they honor President Obama," he continued. "ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS, he's the founder of ISIS, okay? He's the founder. He founded ISIS. And I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton. Co-founder. Crooked. Hillary. Clinton. And that's what it's about." This is all likely news to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the ghost of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.