Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, joined “The Kelly File” on Fox News Friday night to discuss the media’s reaction to Donald Trump’s comments blaming President Obama and Hillary Clinton for ISIS.
Domenech said the media has been gas-lighting Trump’s comments as if he said Obama actually organized and literally founded ISIS. “The simple fact is this: This is a foreign policy critique he’s making. It’s a typical Trump exaggeration because he knows if you say something like ‘created a vacuum’…that’s not going to get reported about.”
Trump has made similar remarks about Clinton three different times since January, Domenech noted.
“Here’s the difference: In January, he was beating up on other conservative candidates and the media didn’t care about it. Now, he’s beating up on Hillary Clinton, and they do,” Domenech said.
Voters care about how Obama and Hillary handled policy in Libya and Syria and now they have to choose who they want to deal with the rise of ISIS going forward, Domenech said.
“They have to decide who they are going to trust,” he said.