It’s surely no secret that Trump’s campaign rhetoric has been nothing short of controversial. His latest comments may be the worst yet, as he has stated that Obama is the sole founder of the Islamic State terror group. “ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS,” said the Republican presidential nominee at a campaign rally last week. This, of course, set off a firestorm in the media, as pundits rushed to guess the implications of such an extreme comment. As Democrats and Republicans across the board condemned Trump for such a wild assertion, it appears that a certain group approves of the comments wholeheartedly: Hezbollah.
Hassan Nasrallah is the leader of the Lebanese terror faction that has aligned itself with the Syrian government that has been oppressing its people for years now. As they have invoked violence across the Middle East since 1985, Hezbollah is regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous militant groups. Now, Nasrallah has praised Trump’s comments about Obama, effectively legitimizing the remarks and expressing slight endorsement for the Republican candidate. If this sounds almost too absurd to be true, it’s because it is absolutely insane.
"This is not simple speech,” Nasrallah said to a crowd in Lebanon this weekend. “This is an American presidential candidate. This was spoken on behalf of the American Republican Party. He has data and documents.” Nasrallah used the comment to bolster dissent toward the United States, particularly the Obama administration, for its Middle East policies.
Do not for one second believe that this is the first incident in which a dangerous political leader has endorsed Trump and his rhetoric. Vladimir Putin has repeatedly offered endorsements for Trump, at one point saying that he is “the absolute leader of the presidential race.” North Korean officials have also praised Trump as a “wise politician.”
This latest nod of approval from a well-known terrorist is bound to create substantial problems for Trump’s campaign, as they have already been struggling with the media surrounding Trump’s wild rhetoric in recent weeks.
What do you think about the Hezbollah leader’s praise for Trump’s comments?