Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said as secretary of state for the Obama administration, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was to blame for a series of events relating to the turmoil in the Middle East.
Trump said, “She caused a lot of the problems we have right now. You could say she caused the migration. Look at the problems in Syria…As secretary of state. I mean, the entire world has been upset. The entire world, it’s a different place. During Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s term, she’s done a horrible job. She has caused so many of the problems. And let me tell you something. She has caused death. She has caused tremendous death with incompetent decisions. I was against the war in Iraq. I wasn’t a politician, but I was against the war in Iraq. She voted for the war in Iraq.”
He continued, “Look at Libya. That was her baby. I’m not even talking about the ambassador and the people with the ambassador. Young, wonderful people. With messages coming in by the hundreds, and she’s not even responding. I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about all of the death that’s been caused and not only our side…There was nothing saved. If we would have never done anything in the Middle East, we would have a much safer world right now. Getting rid of Saddam Hussein — I’m not saying he was a good person. He was a bad person. But what we have now is far worse, Okay? And all of this has led to ISIS. All of this has led to the migration. All of this has led to tremendous death and destruction. And she for the most part was in charge of it along with Obama.”
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