"Sarcasm": Trump tries to walk back claim Obama founded ISIS

Trump tweeted Friday morning that the media was missing his sarcasm.

“Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) “the founder” of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?” Trump wrote.

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The tweet was the first move by Trump to moderate his comments, which he had repeated multiple times since he featured them in a speech Wednesday night and which came under fire from the Clinton campaign and many Democrats. Media outlets also pointed out in their coverage that Trump’s claim was false.

The candidate will give a speech Monday focusing on defeating “radical Islamic terrorism,” according to a Trump campaign official.

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