Trump says President Obama is "founder" of Islamic State group at FL rally
SUNRISE, Fla. (CBS12) —
WPEC Trump Rally 08/10/16 Sunrise, Fla.
At the BB&T Center with a capacity of 20-thousand, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump said he will win the battleground state of Florida and launched fresh, new attacks on Hillary Clinton.
He accused her of "Pay to Play" at the State Department after almost 300 new emails were released Tuesday.
“Barack Obama is the founder of ISIS," Trump said. "He’s the founder, and I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”
For the first time, he attacked her for having the father of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen at her Orlando rally two days ago. “Wasn’t it terrible when the father of the animal that killed the wonderful people in Orlando was sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton?"
“When you get those seats you sort of know the campaign, so-- when she says we didn’t know--she knew."
Behind Trump, CBS12 spotted a familiar face: former U-S Representative Mark Foley, who resigned from Congress after sending blue texts and instant messages to teenage boys who were Congressional pages in 2006.
Foley is a longtime Trump supporter and calls him a friend. In a text message, Mark Foley said that he is almost certain Donald Trump did not know that he was there.
Other Palm Beach County residents seen behind Trump at the rally included Mark Foley's boyfriend, Ryan Ruark; Palm Beach County GOP Chair Michael Barnett; and fundraiser Linda Stoch.