DONALD TRUMP SPOKESPERSON BLAMES OBAMA FOR INVADING AFGHANISTAN

Donald Trump’s spokeswoman erroneously blamed President Obama for invading Afghanistan, when he was a mere State Senator when the war started in 2001.
In a discussion about the rise of ISIS and Trump’s contention that Obama was the ‘founder’ of ISIS, CNN moderator Victor Blackwell told Trump the spokesperson Katrina Pierson: ‘This is not something that started during the Obama administration… He [Trump] says he was being sarcastic but ‘not that sarcastic’ about something that happened in 2004.’
The Afghanistan invasion happened in 2001, after the September 11 attacks, when Obama was a State Senator in Illinois and George W. Bush was president. Blackwell says that ISIS formed in 2004 – before Obama was even close to being president.
CNN host Victor Blackwell becomes increasingly confused as Katrina Pierson appears to blame the Afghanistan War on Obama - who was a State Senator when the US invaded
CNN host Victor Blackwell becomes increasingly confused as Katrina Pierson appears to blame the Afghanistan War on Obama – who was a State Senator when the US invaded
'It was Obama's war' Pierson says, doubling down on her theory, despite clearly conflicting dates
‘It was Obama’s war’ Pierson says, doubling down on her theory, despite clearly conflicting dates
Pierson (above with Trump) voted for Obama in 2008 but soon changed her tune and became a staunch Tea Party activist, according to Wikipedia
Pierson (above with Trump) voted for Obama in 2008 but soon changed her tune and became a staunch Tea Party activist, according to Wikipedia
Katrina Pierson already took heat when she blamed Khizr Khan's son's death on Obama, who wasn't in office in 2004 when he was killed
Katrina Pierson already took heat when she blamed Khizr Khan’s son’s death on Obama, who wasn’t in office in 2004 when he was killed
Pierson replies: ‘If you want to go way back, we can look at the troop surge, in 2007, Al Qaeda was essentially in ashes.’ She then goes on to blame Obama and Hillary Clinton for ‘pulling out early’ and ‘announcing their plans and ignoring intelligence’ which she then says is the reason ISIS is ‘now a global issue.’
‘I’m sorry, Barack Obama in 2004?’ the moderator asks, going back to the date he had originally mentioned.
‘No, I said afterwards,’ Pierson responds, appearing to forget the date she brought up. She returns to her talking points.
‘After the surge, when Al Qaeda was in ashes… entering Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton… remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time,’ she says, to increasingly baffled looks of Blackwell. ‘Barack Obama went into Afghanistan creating another problem,’ she says.
'Obviously, I was being sarcastic... but not that sarcastic, to be honest with you' Trump said of accusing Obama of 'founding' ISIS
‘Obviously, I was being sarcastic… but not that sarcastic, to be honest with you’ Trump said of accusing Obama of ‘founding’ ISIS
By this time, the moderator appears thoroughly flummoxed. ‘So you’re saying Barack Obama took the country into Afghanistan post-2009, is that what you’re saying?’ he asks, incredulous.
When Pierson tries to ignore the dates and goes back to blanket criticism of policy, he interrupts, ‘But you just said we weren’t in Afghanistan.’
After a long pause, Pierson says, ‘That was Obama’s war, yes.’
Huffington Post political reporter Sean Stein says Pierson probably mistook Obama’s announced surge in 2009 – the plan was to push in 30,000 troops quickly and then have them out within a year – for an invasion.

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