GOP senator: Trump calling Obama ISIS founder 'went far too far'
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“This has been a very unusual election,” the Tennessee Republican said to reporters following a banquet Thursday, according to The Tennesssean.

“But to say that an elected official in our country founded a terrorist organization like ISIS is taking the facts that took place in 2011 and carrying that far too far.”

Trump said Wednesday night at a rally that Obama "founded" the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” he said during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS."

He later called those comments "sarcasm."