Hezbollah Leader Echoes Trump That Obama, Clinton Founded ISIS

Hassan Nasrallah quoted the GOP nominee in a speech criticizing the U.S.

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese militant group, used Trump's claim last week that Obama and Clinton were behind the extremist group ISIS's establishment to bolster his criticism of the U.S. administration in a speech in Lebanon on Saturday, according to a transcript posted by the group's media arm.

Trump said on Wednesday that Obama was "the founder of ISIS" and later expanded the claim to include Clinton. Trump repeated his accusation throughout the next day. He said Friday morning the comment was meant as sarcasm, but later that day qualified that by saying his initial claim was "not that sarcastic."

ISIS was founded in its current incarnation by its present head, Abu Bark al-Baghdadi, in June 2014.