Trump calls Obama, Clinton 'co-founders' of Islamic State

U.S. President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Clinton appear onstage together after his speech on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called U.S. President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “co-founders” of Islamic State on Thursday, igniting fresh criticism of his inflammatory campaign style. The New York real estate developer has previously attacked Obama and Clinton, secretary of state from 2009-13, for how the United States pulled out of Iraq after the war, saying it helped create the militant Islamist group that has seized swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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