US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump accused his key Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and US President Barack Obama of creating Daesh during his campaign speech on Saturday night.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The real-estate tycoon claimed he had predicted the rise of Daesh in the Middle East, citing his calls on the Obama administration to target the group’s oil assets in the militant-controlled territories.
“They have a bunch of dishonest people. They’ve created ISIS [Daesh]. Hillary Clinton created ISIS with Obama,” Trump announced to a cheering croud in Biloxi, Mississippi.
In a show of his predicting ability, Trump also accused Iran of being after Saudi oil as it orchestrated Saturday’s attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran.
A mob of outraged Shia protesters stormed the Saudi diplomatic mission in the Iranian capital following the execution of prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi Arabia’s Sunni authorities.
Trump is the the Republican Party frontrunner in the US presidential race. The billionaire businessman has provoked controversy with statements he’s made about women, immigrants and Muslims.