AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly calls Obama ‘founder’ of IS

August 11, 2016 9:26 PM

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says President Barack Obama is the “founder” of the Islamic State group. He’s not, of course.

According to the GOP presidential nominee, Obama’s decision to pull U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011 destabilized the Middle East and created a situation in which Islamic State militants could thrive. That’s debatable, at least.

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