Hezbollah leader backs Trump's claim that Obama started ISIS
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The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group agreed with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea MORE when he said President Obama founded the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 

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"This is an American presidential candidate who is saying this. What he says is based on facts and documents," said Hassan Nasrallah, according to The Associated Press.

Trump on Wednesday called Obama the founder of ISIS and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts Clapper: Trump was serious when he said he wants citizens to act like North Koreans do for Kim Hillary Clinton: Fundamental rights are 'under assault like never before' MORE the co-founder. 

He doubled down on the claim Thursday in an interview with Hugh Hewitt. 

“No, I meant that he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump said. “He was the most valuable player. I gave him the most valuable player award."

But Friday, Trump tweeted that he was being facetious. 

"Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call president Obama (and Clinton) 'the founder' of ISIS, &  MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?"