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GOP senator: Trump calling Obama ISIS founder ‘went far too far’

Greg Nash

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “went far too far” when he called President Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the founders of a terrorist group, said Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

{mosads}“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.”

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