Remember when Donald Trump hammered pundits for not understanding that what he was saying about President Obama founding ISIS was just “sarcasm”?
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
Yeah … about that.
Here’s Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah, telling his followers that what the GOP nominee said about Obama and Sunni-ISIS was true:
Hezbollah chief Nasrallah approvingly quotes Trump: "Even the Republican leader said Obama and Clinton founded ISIS" pic.twitter.com/BwLltOPVu9
— Yaroslav Trofimov (@yarotrof) August 13, 2016
Hezbollah leader supports Trump’s claim that US created IS https://t.co/wAaVaSVFSe
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) August 13, 2016
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 14, 2016
From ABC News:
Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese militant group, used Trump’s claim last week that Obama and Clinton were behind the extremist group ISIS’s establishment to bolster his criticism of the U.S. administration in a speech in Lebanon on Saturday, according to a transcript posted by the group’s media arm.
“This is not simple speech,” Nasrallah said of Trump’s remarks. “This is an American presidential candidate. This was spoken on behalf of the American Republican Party. He has data and documents.”
As they say, words matter.