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 TrumpOvernight Finance: Senate Dems call for investigation of acting SEC chairman | Wyden: Russia probe should focus on Trump financial ties | Dems seek more money for IRS Budowsky: Putin’s KGB super PAC Trump touts affordable childcare plans 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 Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Putin’s KGB super PAC April Ryan: 'I was in shock' Is America's military effort in the Middle East constitutional? 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?"