Trump: Clinton is ISIS's MVP
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE labeled Democratic rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBen Affleck: Republicans 'want to dodge the consequences for their actions' through gerrymandering Republican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema MORE as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s “most valuable player,” accusing her foreign policy of creating the terror group. 

Arguing that he was against the 2003 war in Iraq from the start, despite comments at the time initially supporting the decision, the Republican presidential nominee said the Obama administration’s withdrawal created ISIS. 

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“We shouldn’t have gotten out the way we got out, the way we got out was insane. Obama gave a date and that’s how ISIS happened,” Trump said Tuesday at a rally in Wilmington, N.C. 

“Hence the birth of ISIS, congratulation Hillary Clinton. If I’m ISIS, I call her up and I give her the most valuable player award.” 

As President Obama’s secretary of State, Clinton played a central role in his foreign policy decisions.

America’s withdrawal date from Iraq by the end of 2011 had been part of an agreement signed by President George W. Bush, but the Obama administration declined to renegotiate and instead followed through with the initial plan. 

The attack comes as Clinton tries to turn the tables on Trump with national security, an issue where Republicans have typically held the upper hand. On Monday, a group of 50 high-profile Republican national security officials warned against a Trump presidency in a letter, arguing he would put America at “risk.”