Donald Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS: ‘Sarcasm’

Donald Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS: ‘Sarcasm’

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By Tal Kopan, CNN

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump on Friday attempted to walk back the widely criticized false claim he repeatedly made over the last two days that President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were “co-founders” of ISIS — saying he was being sarcastic.

“Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) “the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?” Trump wrote.

Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) “the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?