GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump defended his comment Wednesday night that President Barack Obama was the co-founder of ISIS, telling CNBC’s Squawk Box Thursday that he only ever tells the truth.
“He was the founder, absolutely the founder,” Trump said. “In fact, he gets– in sports, they have awards– he gets the Most Valuable Player award. Him, and [Hillary Clinton]. I mean she gets it too.”
“Is there something wrong with saying that?” he asked. “Are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS?”
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
“I’m wondering how you think that’s going to play in some battleground states,” asked CNBC host Scott Wapner.
“Look, all I do is tell the truth,” Trump argued. “I’m a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth. If at the end of 90 days I’ve fall in short because I’m somewhat politically incorrect even though I’m supposed to be the smart one and even though I’m supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it’s okay.”
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