The media created a new controversy when Donald Trump labeled Barack Obama as the “Founder of ISIS” and Hillary Clinton as the “Co-Founder”.
The media and liberals pounced.
But as they gave their responses, the Democrats actually ended up agreeing with Trump.
Trump began blasting Clinton and Obama for the creation of ISIS while campaigning in Florida and during media interviews.
“Trump initially made the inflammatory comment during a Wednesday evening rally in Sunrise, Florida. “ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS,” Trump said. “He is the founder of ISIS, OK? He’s the founder. He founded ISIS. And I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”
But he didn’t stop there. The real estate mogul escalated his incendiary rhetoric multiple times on Thursday, including during a speech to the National Association of Home Builders in Miami.
“Our government isn’t giving us good protection. Our government has unleashed ISIS,” he said. “I call President Obama and Hillary Clinton the founders of ISIS. They’re the founders. In fact, I think we’ll give Hillary Clinton the — you know, if you’re on a sports team, most valuable player, MVP, you get the MVP award — ISIS will hand her the most valuable player award. Her only competition is Barack Obama.”
Liberals freaked out.
Nancy Pelosi issued a response.
But her retort may boomerang back to Hillary.
The Washington Times reports:
“House Democrats flatly rejected Donald Trump’s claim that President Obama is responsible for the Islamic State, but hit their own presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with collateral damage Thursday.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Mr. Trump’s claim “verbal poo-poo” and said the real event that spawned the Islamic State, or ISIS, was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by then-President George W. Bush, and with Congress’s backing.
“The fact is the invasion of Iraq — the invasion in Iraq under misrepresentations to the American people — has done more to inflame the terrorists than any action you can name,” she said.
Mrs. Pelosi was one of those who voted against the Iraq invasion, saying that she and other top Democrats knew the Bush administration’s justification “not to be true at the time.”
Mrs. Clinton, though, did vote for the Iraq War as a senator and has been trying to explain that vote since. The vote severely damaged her in her 2008 presidential campaign and was still a sore point for many Democrats in this year’s primary.
The former State Department secretary now says the vote was a mistake but that she voted to back Mr. Bush as a diplomatic tool, hoping he would use the authorization Congress granted him to get the United Nations on board.”
Without Hillary’s support for the War in Iraq, America may had never invaded the country and toppled Saddam Hussein.
Hussein’s death created a vacuum which was then filled by the extremist Islamic group that became known as ‘ISIS’.
But, by responding to Trump blaming the rise of ISIS on the war in Iraq, Nancy Pelosi ultimately proved Trump’s point: that Hillary bears responsibility for the fact that ISIS has flourished in the Middle East.