WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – In the latest rhetoric, US Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump has accused President Barack Obama of founding the Middle East based Islamic State militant group.

Addressing a rally in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the New York-based businessman went on to say that the terrorist organisation was actually “honouring President Obama” because “he is the founder of ISIS”.

Further emphasising, Mr Trump repeated it twice: “He’s the founder of ISIS, okay?”

“He’s the founder! He founded ISIS,” the Republican candidate said, further adding “And I would say, the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton”.

It is also worth mentioning here that Barack Obama had previously declared Donald Trump as the best recruiter for the Islamic State group after his anti-Muslim statements.