(TIMES OF ISRAEL) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused US President Barack Obama of founding the Islamic State terror group leveling the charge during a campaign rally in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The comments, seemingly tantamount to accusing Obama of being a terrorist leader, came as a firestorm refused to die down over remarks Trump made Tuesday suggesting that gun rights advocates could take care of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump in recent days has also accused Clinton rhetorically of being the founder of IS, referring to national security policies in the Middle East that he says enabled the extremist group’s rise.

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