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 TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president 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 ClintonTrump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC Clinton: Hard to ignore 'racial subtext of virtually everything Trump says' 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?"