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Trump sticks by claim that Obama the founder of Isis

By Josh Lederman

Published 12/08/2016

Defiant: Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Defiant: Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump has defended his decision to label President Barack Obama the “founder” of the Islamic State terror group.

Asked on CNBC whether it was appropriate for him to call the sitting president of the United States the founder of a terrorist organisation that wants to kill Americans, Mr Trump reaffirmed his accusation.

“He was the founder of Isis, absolutely,” said Mr Trump, blaming the president for his decision to withdraw troops, which some argue created a power vacuum in which extremist groups like IS thrive.

Mr Trump said the US “should have never gotten in” the war, but also should not “have got out the way he got out”.

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