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CNN chyron challenges Trump on ‘sarcasm’ about Obama and ISIS

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CNN on Friday again challenged a statement from Donald Trump with an on-screen message, this time about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 

{mosads}The Republican presidential nominee on Friday said he was being sarcastic when he called President Obama the founder of the terrorist group. CNN cast doubt on that explanation, writing the following under Trump’s name: “But yesterday: ‘No, I meant he is the founder of ISIS.’”

It’s the second straight day the news network has put a message on-screen challenging Trump.

On Thursday, CNN fact-checked Donald Trump’s ISIS statements with the chyron: “Trump calls Obama founder of ISIS (He’s not),” read the chyron.

Trump on Thursday had doubled down on his original statement about Obama founding ISIS and told radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama deserves “the most valuable player” award from the terrorist organization.

When Hewitt suggested Trump was trying to say that Obama created a power vacuum in the Middle East that was filled by ISIS, Trump brushed him off. 

“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.”

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