Iraq veteran on Trump claim that president, Secretary Clinton founded ISIS

WASHINGTON, DC – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets.org, responded to Donald Trump’s claims from last evening that President Obama is the “founder” of ISIS and Hillary Clinton is the “co-founder.” 

In a statement, Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org said:

“Clearly, Mr. Trump is doing what he always does – making an insane statement to take the focus off of his last insane statement.  In this case, Donald Trump wants people to forget that he just suggested that assassinating Hillary Clinton may be a way to keep her from appointing judges, when she is President.   

Until Trump apologizes for that, and apologizes to the many upset Gold Star families who still have not heard any contrition from him regarding the Khans, no one should move on to this latest wild diversion from Donald Trump.

For the record, however, al-Zarkawi was the founder of ISIS.  And even just speaking metaphorically, it is not President Obama, but the previous administration’s horrible post-war planning that allowed for the proliferation of insurgent groups that became ISIS.   

So, Donald Trump’s attempt to change the subject from calls for assassination and insulting the Khan family is ridiculously stupid and uninformed.”

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 400,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home.  VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.   VoteVets.org is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.

 

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