In a speech to Americans at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump on Thursday implied that Hillary Clinton was responsible for ISIS’ growth claiming that pre-2009 before she became Secretary of State and head of America’s Foreign policy, feared terrorist group ISIS wasn’t ‘even on the map’. Trump also implied that Clinton helped spawn the different crises happening in the Middle East.
“In 2009 – pre-Hillary – ISIS was not even on the map,” Trump said during the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Libya was stable, Egypt was peaceful, Iraq was seeing a really, a big big reduction of violence. Iran was being choked by sanctions, Syria was somewhat under control – after years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have?”
“ISIS has spread across the region, Libya is in ruins – and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, forcing the military to re-take control. Iraq is in chaos, Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons, Syria is engulfed in a civil war, and refugee crisis now threatens the West,” he said.
“After 15 years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before. This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton – death, destruction, terrorism and weakness,”
“My message is that things have to change – and they have to change right now. I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will win for you.”