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Pompeo: Obama responsible for expansion of ISIS

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Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for his claims that President Obama and Hillary Clinton co-founded ISIS. But Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, argued that Trump has a point. Speaking recently on Fox New Radio, Pompeo acknowledged that ISIS was founded in Egypt. But he argued that Obama “has done far too little to push back against this threat of radical Islamic terrorism, and in that way, Mr. Trump has it right.” Pompeo also contends that the Obama administration has “allowed this to expand and threaten us here at home and throughout the west, and for that he is responsible.” – Phillip Brownlee