Donald Trump's spokeswoman leveled false accusations against President Obama on Saturday, saying he started the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.
When asked on CNN about Trump saying Obama was the "founder" of Islamic State, spokeswoman Katrina Pierson delivered a lengthy response in which she proclaimed it was Obama who "went into Afghanistan," where U.S. troops had begun fighting in 2001 under former President George W. Bush.
"Remember, we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time," she said of Obama taking office in 2009. "Barack Obama went into Afghanistan creating another problem."
In television interviews and on the stump, Donald Trump has begun warning of a “rigged” November election that would benefit Hillary Clinton.
The Republican nominee’s newfound solution? Election observers.
Trump is seeking volunteers for polling places on election day, asking, “Help me stop ‘Crooked Hillary’ from rigging this election!” (Once supporters sign up to become observers, they are then directed to a page that solicits donations.)
In remarks with strong racial overtones, Donald Trump told a mainly white rural crowd in Pennsylvania on Friday that voter fraud could cheat him out of victory and vowed to dispatch police who support him to monitor polls in “certain parts” of the state.
“We’re going to have unbelievable turnout, but we don’t want to see people voting five times, folks,” the Republican presidential nominee said at a rally in Altoona, Pa.
After months of racially charged violence between Trump supporters and protesters at his rallies, the comments raised the specter of confrontations on election day in precincts with many minority voters.