Recently Donald Trump said in a campaign speech that Obama was the “founder of ISIS.” As his poll numbers continued to drop, presumably, he seemed to back peddle and say that he was being “sarcastic.”
At a rally in Erie, PA Trump continued to amend his statements, probably because his fan base doesn’t like him to change his opinions. According to ABC Trump said, “When I said that Obama — and of course I’m being sarcastic. And they know that. Because after I said that, I said he’s the MVP,”
“So I said, the founder of ISIS. Obviously, I’m being sarcastic,” he said. Then, perplexingly, he immediately added, “Then, then — but not that sarcastic, to be honest with you. “”
The day before the Erie Rally Trump insisted he meant what he said, at a rally with the National Association of Home Builders in Miami he said, “I call President Obama and Hillary Clinton the founders of ISIS. They are the founders.”
Trump even had the chance to back peddle in a way that made more logical sense. During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Hewitt asked him about this statement and said,
“You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace,” he began.
“No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do,” Trump responded.
So, Trump says he’s being sarcastic, when he doesn’t truly mean it, to make his poll numbers look better and to give Trump apologists something to point to. Remember Trump was one of the leading figures in the “birther” movement. Those people who demanded President Obama release his long form birth certificate. Trump is known for having out there political beliefs and sticking to them, even to the detriment of his career. The Republican Party is definitely not the party of Reagan or Lincoln anymore.