Courtesy of New York Magazine:Trump, asked if calling Pres. Obama the "founder of ISIS" is appropriate: "He is the founder of ISIS, absolutely." pic.twitter.com/VrtkDhvIgz— CNBC (@CNBC) August 11, 2016
On Thursday morning, Trump repeated his claim that Barack Obama is both the “founder of ISIS” and the terrorist organization’s “Most Valuable Player” (although Obama shares that prestigious award with Hillary Clinton).
“Do you think it’s appropriate to call the sitting president of the United States the founder of a terrorist organization that wants to kill Americans?” Trump was asked on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
“He was the founder of ISIS. Absolutely,” Trump replied. “Why is there something wrong with saying that? Why, are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS?”
Trump was then asked how he thought such rhetoric would play in battleground states.
“Whatever it is, it is,” Trump said. “I’m a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth. And if at the end of 90 days, I’ve fallen short … it’s OK. I go back to a very good way of life.”
Trump reiterated this sentiment later in the interview, when he was asked how he planned to catch up with Clinton in the polls.
“I just keep doing the same thing I’m doing right now,” Trump said. “And at the end, it’s either going to work or I’m going to have a very, very nice long vacation.”
Okay I think that it is now pretty clear that Donald Trump does not want to win this election.
That is the only explanation that I can come up for why he would continually make these inflammatory and bizarre statements.
Okay well there is one other possibility.
He is clinically insane.
Simple choice, self sabotage or insanity.
P.S. For those who are interested here is an article on the REAL founder of ISIS.
Guess who it is not about.
Update: Oh, so now it's sarcasm.
Trump repeated this "founder" charge at least nine or ten times, and at no point did he explain that it was sarcasm until a full two days later.Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2016