Donald Trump blames the Obama administration for fostering the rise of the Islamic State – and suggests he could have all but predicted the burning of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran Saturday.
In a rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday night, the GOP front-runner told an appreciative crowd that he loves "predicting because you know, ultimately, you need somebody with vision," Business Insider reports.
"I'm pretty good at signals, and I see a lot of things happening," Trump said, referring to unrest sparked by the execution in Saudi Arabia of a prominent Shiite cleric.
"One thing I see out there just happened today in Tehran," he added. "They're burning down the Saudi Embassy, you see that? Now, what that is, is Iran wants to take over Saudi Arabia. They always have. They want the oil, OK? They've always wanted that."
And he noted he'd previously called for bombing the oil assets of ISIS.
"I've predicted a lot of things, you have to say, including, 'Get the oil, take the oil, keep the oil.' Right? I've been saying that for three years, and everybody said, 'Oh, I can't do that. I mean, this is a sovereign country,'" he said, Business Insider reports. "There is no country."
He then pointed the finger of blame at both President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, for the rise of ISIS.
"They have a bunch of dishonest people," he said, Business Insider reports. "They've created ISIS. Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Obama — created with Obama."
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