After two days of CNN subtly jabbing him with on-screen fact checks saying he was wrong they read 'Trump calls Obama founder of ISIS (he's not)', Trump has however responded, saying this morning on Twitter that it wasn't meant to be taken seriously.
'Ratings challenged @CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) "the founder" of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON'T GET SARCASM?'.
In a followup message on Twitter, he mocked the pundit class for working itself into a lather over his Middle East comments.
'I love watching these poor, pathetic people (pundits) on television working so hard and so seriously to try and figure me out. They can't!' he tweeted.
Trump made the claim about Obama
and ISIS multiple times this week,
beginning Wednesday night in a
rally near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.