Twice in recent weeks, US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump had been caught in loose and reckless talk, and twice he had sought to lighten the damage by pleading ‘sarcasm’.
In the wake of allegations that the Russians hacked into US Democrats e-mail, Trump had called the Russians to do even more, by hacking into Hillary Clinton’s email server and retrieving the alleged missing mail. After he was thoroughly lampooned for his unpatriotic statement and cozying up to Russia, America’s historic enemy, Trump said he was joking, and was being sarcastic.
Now, the man who keeps justifying the rating by fellow Republicans and US President Barack Obama that he is unfit to lead the United States, has suffered from a diarrhea of the mouth again by accusing Obama and Hillary Clinton of being the joint founders of the Islamic State.
He said he was just being sarcastic when he repeatedly claimed Thursday that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were “the founders” and “MVPs” of the Islamic State terror group.
“Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) ‘the founder’ of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?” Trump, the Republican nominee for president tweeted Friday morning in response to nationwide controversy over his remarks.
The real-estate mogul initially made the comment to supporters in Fort Lauderdale late Wednesday evening, before reasserting the “joke” to various outlets like CNBC and talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt.
In fact, the conservative radio talker offered Trump a chance to admit his rhetoric was a colourful way of suggesting the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq led to ISIS’s creation, but the presidential candidate doubled down.
In several tweets on Friday, Trump sustained his accusation against Hillary and Obama, saying their policies in Syria, led to the creation of ISIS. He also blamed ‘corrupt’ American media for distorting his views and creating controversy