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Trump Said That ISIS 'Honors' Obama

Donald Trump repeatedly told a crowd of supporters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that Obama is the "founder of ISIS" and Hillary is a "co-founder."
August 11, 2016, 1:30pm

Earlier this week, Trump made it clear that he has no plans to change, no matter how many GOP leaders pen letters against him. He has spent the last few days proving his point. On Wednesday night, Donald Trump repeatedly told a crowd of supporters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that Obama is the "founder of ISIS" and Hillary is a "co-founder," the New York Timesreports.

"In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama," Trump said. "He's the founder of ISIS. He's the founder of ISIS. He's the founder."

Trump previously trotted out a bizarre conspiracy theory that Obama has a connection to the radical terrorist group during the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, and the GOP candidate has long accused Obama of being a secret Muslim.

His Wednesday night statements about Obama and ISIS came just one day after Trump's controversial "joke" about assassinating Hillary Clinton—or just, like, voting against her, depending on who you ask. That comment was even too much for some of his supporters, though it didn't stop a fan from scaling the outside of Trump Tower to get his attention.

Read: Viral Trump Fan Would Have Taken Trump 'to the Shed' for That Second Amendment 'Joke'

Trump speaking at a rally in Las Vegas last February. Photo via Flickr user Gage Skidmore