The Donald Trump campaign for president just gets stranger and stranger.
A couple of days ago, the Trumpster pumped up the crazy scale another notch when he said in Florida, with a straight face, that President Obama and Hillary Clinton "founded" ISIS. He repeated the claim several times during different appearances.
During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, he even got a life line thrown his way when Hewitt said, “I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum. He lost the peace.”
"No," responded Trump. "I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do.”
Even Newt Gingrich was grasping at straws trying to help The Donald out of the hole he was digging. “He sometimes uses three words when he needs 10,” Gingrich told Fox News.
“When you instead comprise them into ‘Obama created ISIS’ - I know what Trump has in his mind - but that’s not what people hear,” said the former Speaker of the House. “He has got to learn to use language that has been thought through and that is clear to everybody and to stick to that language because otherwise the mainstream media is gonna take every possible excuse to pile on him.”
The story took a new twist today when Trump suddenly announced that his comment, which he said over and over he meant literally, was actually "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
I love watching these poor, pathetic people (pundits) on television working so hard and so seriously to try and figure me out. They can't!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2016
Sarcasm? Donald Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS https://t.co/tXZ8KMwSO0 https://t.co/scduvWVsAR— CNN (@CNN) August 12, 2016