Pence: Trump ‘Was Making a Very Serious Point’ about ISIS
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Sunday defended Donald Trump‘s comment that President Obama was the founder of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The Hill Reports:
“I think he was being very serious and he was making a point that needs to be made,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“That there is no question that the failed policies of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the wider Middle East created a vacuum within Iraq in which ISIS was able to arise…He was making a very serious point.”
Pence said Trump has a way of talking that gets people’s attention and his comments have drawn attention to a “very important issue.”
Trump made the claim last week linking Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to the founding of ISIS.
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” Trump said Wednesday during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS.”
“I would say the co-founder would be Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump added of his Democratic rival and Obama’s former secretary of State.
Trump later wrote off the comments as “sarcasm.”
“Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) “the founder” of ISIS, & MVP,” Trump tweeted.
“THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?”
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