Donald Trump’s Repeated Insistence That Obama Founded ISIS Was Only ‘sarcasm.’ | Gradient
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Donald Trump’s repeated insistence that Obama founded ISIS was only ‘sarcasm.’

Credit: Gage Skidmore
Credit: Gage Skidmore

Just kidding, nothing to see here! Can’t you take a joke?

Donald Trump wants to know why you guys can’t understand sarcasm. He was literally just being sarcastic when he literally claimed that President Obama was literally the “founder of ISIS,” and Hillary Clinton was literally the co-founder. He reiterated the Obama and Clinton’s literal formation of ISIS again with radio host Hugh Hewitt. Literally. On CNN, Michael Cohen (Trump’s attorney — God bless his soul) did damage control with Chris Cuomo on a Friday morning “New Day”:

“Only Mr. Trump can answer and will answer for his tweet and statement,” Cohen said. “The mainstream media wants to pick on every single word. Again, I think Mr. Trump will answer this question better than anybody else, and I think it should be left for him to answer.”

Cuomo stressed that Trump has open invitation to appear on CNN and explain.

Rep. Seth Moulton, a Clinton endorser and Democrat from Massachusetts as well as an Iraq War veteran, said the incident was evidence that Trump is “reckless and unfit to be our commander in chief.”

“Donald Trump has shown that he lies every single day and then the next day he just tries to claim it was sarcasm,” Moulton told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on “New Day” on Friday. “What happens when he presses the nuclear button and then the next day says, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I was just being sarcastic’? It’s ridiculous.”

Trump supporter Newt Gingrich on Friday said that the GOP nominee has failed to understand the importance of being precise.

“One of the things that’s frustrating about his candidacy is the imprecise language,” Gingrich said on “Fox and Friends.” “He sometimes uses three words when he needs 10.”

Just what we need out of Donald Trump. More words.

Trump also took to Twitter to remind people that the ratings-challenged media are the real liars.

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