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Sen. Corker: Trump Went 'Too Far' Saying Obama Founded ISIS

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By    |   Thursday, 11 Aug 2016 09:19 PM

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday that Donald Trump went "too far" if he was serious in saying that President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State terror group (ISIS.)

Corker was asked about Trump's comments, which he had not previously heard, after a speech to farmers and rural community insurance providers, according to USA Today.

Corker initially said he assumed Trump was referring to the vacuum that was created in Iraq when Obama pulled U.S. troops out of the country, but was told that Trump had repeated his comments when asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt.

"No, I meant he's the founder of ISIS," Trump told Hewitt. "I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton."

"This has been a very unusual election," Corker, a Trump supporter, said in response.

"And regardless of whether the candidate on my side of the aisle says things that I disagree with or not, if you ask me, I'm going to share my disagreement on certain things and my agreement on certain things. 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."

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Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday that Donald Trump went "too far" if he was serious in saying that President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State terror group (ISIS.)
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