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 John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says 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 Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much GOP challenger seizes on outrage against Massie Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on 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?"