Republican nominee Donald Trump has suggested ISIS is eager for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to win the November presidential election.
Trump's comments came a day after he stated that President Barack Obama personally founded ISIS.
On Aug. 11, Trump spoke before the National Association of Home Builders in Miami, Florida. During his speech, Trump preemptively knocked Clinton’s upcoming economic speech in Michigan, Politico reports.
“Her speeches are so short, though,” Trump told the audience. “They don’t last long. You know, they’re like 10 minutes, let’s get out of here, go back home and go to sleep. Three days later, she gets up and she does another one and goes back home and goes to sleep.”
After suggesting the former secretary of state lacked the energy necessary to operate as commander-in-chief, Trump quipped that she would not be able to handle the war on terror.
“Oh boy, is ISIS hoping for her,” Trump said. “Is China hoping -- can you image China? They’d come in. You ever negotiate with the Chinese? They’re tough ... You gotta hit them back with a lot of energy.”
A day earlier, he claimed Clinton and Obama had founded ISIS.
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” Trump said during a Florida rally on Aug. 10, The Hill reports. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS. I would say the co-founder would be Crooked Hillary Clinton.”
Trump appeared to double down on his assertion the next day during a radio interview on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," hours before his address in Miami.
“I know what you meant,” host Hugh Hewitt told the GOP nominee. “You meant that [Obama] created the vacuum, he lost the peace.”
“No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump responded. “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.”
Hewitt pointed out that Trump’s wording suggested the meant that Obama had literally formulated ISIS, asking the business mogul if that was a mistake.
“No, it’s no mistake,” Trump said. “Everyone’s liking it. I think they’re liking it.”
Clinton took to Twitter to rebuff Trump for his accusation.
“It can be difficult to muster outrage as frequently as Donald Trump should cause it, but his smear against President Obama requires it,” Clinton tweeted out. “No, Barack Obama is not the founder of ISIS.”