Seriously, you can't turn on conservative talk radio without hearing some mindless caller blather on about Trump's "tell it like is is" honesty. Yet Trump is doing just the opposite, which brings us back to "everyday is opposite day in Republican world."
This is now the big headline this morning, after lying all day about ISIS founding father President Obama...hey, it was all just a joke, like his hilarious rant about shooting President Hillary Clinton over liberal supreme court nominations:
Or this lighthearted back and forth with conservative talker Hugh Hewitt, where Trump not only doubles down on his claim Obama founded ISIS, but he readily admits that making outrageous comments get more news coverage than telling the boring truth. MSNBC's Steve Kornaki pointed out the slip-up, saying "Donald Trump revealed that making outrageous statements that warrant clarification is part of his strategy:"
Hewitt: "You meant Obama created the vacuum, he lost the peace."
Trump: "No, I mean't he's the founder of ISIS."
I also noticed an odd coincidence regarding the word "founder." In this highly edited clip of PBS's Frontline on the origin of ISIS, the focus is on its "founder," mention within the first 50 seconds. Interesting to note; Dick Cheney is really the person responsible for the development of ISIS, so he could make his case for war with Iraq:
Just for fun, the new Time cover...