Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the terrorist organization Hezbollah, agreed with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s remarks he made last Wednesday that Barack Obama founded ISIS, Arutz Sheva reported Sunday.
Nasrallah referenced Trump while speaking at an event in Southern Lebanon, proclaiming: “The American Presidential candidate is saying this. What he says is based on documents and facts.”
“This is not simple speech,” Nasrallah said of Trump’s remarks. “This is an American presidential candidate. This was spoken on behalf of the American Republican Party. He has data and documents.”
Hezbollah is fighting along side Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government in the civil war against rebel groups. It is also reportedly fighting against ISIS.
Although Trump later said he was being “sarcastic” when he made his comments, Trump’s vice presidential running mate Mike Pence told CNN Sunday the New York businessman was “very serious.”
“I think he was being very serious,” Pence said. “He was making a point that needs to be made, that there is no question that the failed policies of President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the wider Middle East, created a vacuum within Iraq in which ISIS was able to arise.”