Trump has all sorts of fans. First ISIS agreed with Trump about Humayun Khan, and now, Hezbollah is agreeing with Trump’s claims that President Obama “founded” ISIS.
Of course, Hezbollah has sent fighters into Syria to shore up the flagging al-Assad Regime and has been no fan of the United States, so there’s a bit of a conflict of interests.
At any rate, now that the organization agrees with their hero, Donald Trump, I fully expect Republicans and right-wingers to declare Hezbollah freedom fighters, just like Reagan did for Al Qaeda when they fought the Soviets. Right?
“Based on facts and documents”
Trump has repeatedly (and falsely) claimed that Obama is the “founder of ISIS.” He repeated the claim on Thursday, during a rally in Kissimmee, Florida.
It wasn’t true the first time he said it and even though he appears to subscribe to the Goebbels theory of telling a lie, his repeat on Thursday didn’t make it any more right, either.
“No, I meant that he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump said in a Thursday interview with Hugh Hewitt. “He was the most valuable player. I gave him the most valuable player award.”
By Friday, Trump claimed he was just being “sarcastic.” Only to spend Saturday telling a rally that he really meant it (again).
Really, it’s like a bully. He’s attempting to gaslight the voter base, hoping the rest of us are as stupid as the people voting for him.
Well, Hezbollah took his comments at face value, anyway.
According to the AP, Hassan Nasrallah is all-aboard with Trump. During a rally in the south of Lebanon on Saturday, he quoted Trump, and added:
This is an American presidential candidate who is saying this. What he says is based on facts and documents.
Actually, no, Nasrallah, what he says is based on fiction and wishful thinking. Please don’t repeat the claims of the idiot running for office.
I’m not sure why Nasrallah would believe Trump, anyway. The group’s 1985 manifesto is pretty explicit in its attacks on Americans:
Expel the Americans, the French and their allies definitely from Lebanon, putting an end to any colonialist entity on our land.
Trump won’t make colonization go away. In fact, he’ll probably make it worse, provided that mutant tangerine doesn’t nuke the world, first.
Nasrallah and Hezbollah have something of a dog in this race. The group is a Shi’a militant group, and ISIS is a Wahhabist Sunni group. Hezbollah has been supporting al-Assad from the beginning to fight off ISIS.
I’m not sure why Nasrallah needs Trump’s lies, though, unless it’s to attack Clinton — although Nasrallah wouldn’t be the first Islamic extremist to go after Clinton or agree with Trump. ISIS already did both of those things.
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