"I'm a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth. And if at the end of 90 days, I've fallen short because I'm somewhat politically correct 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 OK. I go back to a very good way of life." .... Donald J. Trump
Yesterday Trump asserted Obama was the founder of ISIS.
CNN - Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Thursday that he meant exactly what he said when he called President Barack Obama the "founder of ISIS" and objected when a conservative radio show host tried to clarify the GOP nominee's position.
Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the comments Trump made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean "that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace."
"No, I meant he's the founder of ISIS," Trump said. "I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton."
Hewitt pushed back again, saying that Obama is "not sympathetic" to ISIS and "hates" and is "trying to kill them."
"I don't care," Trump said, according to a show transcript. "He was the founder. His, the way he got out of Iraq was that that was the founding of ISIS, okay?"
Apparently what "The Man Who Tells The Truth" doesn't know, something even moderately knowledgeable people do know, is that ISIS was founded by a bloodthirsty religious zealot named Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2004. Or maybe Trump does know this but he believes the American people are so stupid they really have no clue and will believe whatever a charlatan like himself feeds them. At any rate Trump (and anyone else who believe as Trump stated) should READ THIS.
Most recently Trump has started the backpedal and has tweeted that his statements were sarcasm.
The Hill - For the second time in less than a month, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is writing off a statement many found offensive — this time, that President Obama was the “founder” of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — as “sarcasm.”
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” Trump said Wednesday during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS."
“I would say the co-founder would be Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump added of his Democratic rival and Obama’s former secretary of State. Trump has previously referred to each as ISIS's most valuable player as well.
Trump doubled down on the claim Thursday in an interview with Hugh Hewitt, telling the radio host that "everyone's liking" the comments.
“I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum. He lost the peace,” Hewitt said.
“No, I meant that he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump replied. “He was the most valuable player. I gave him the most valuable player award."
But on Friday, Trump tweeted that he was being facetious:
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?
6:26 AM - 12 Aug 2016
So Mr. "Truth Teller", which of your stories are we to believe? Essentially Mr. "Truth Teller" you're beginning more and more each week to look like a pathological liar. Either that or you're a cynical manipulator of the truth and people. Qualities only a person like yourself Mr. Trump would be proud of.
With Trump shooting himself in the foot almost daily, his declining poll numbers, key GOP donors falling away, and the RNC considering redirecting the focus and money to down ticket candidates the outlook for Mr. Trump is becoming bleaker with each passing week. We can only cheer these developments.