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Obama responsible for Afghanistan invasion, alleges Trump's spokeswoman

Updated: Aug 14, 2016 17:28 IST      
Obama responsible for Afghanistan invasion, alleges Trump's spokeswoman

New York, Aug.13 (ANI): Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson has claimed that President Barack Obama was responsible for the invasion of Afghanistan.

She made the comment during an exchange with CNN's Victor Blackwell.

When asked to explain Trump's recent assertion that the US President is the "founder of ISIS", Pierson put the blame on Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's opposition to the surge in Iraq.

Clinton was the senator from New York previously.

"If you want to go way back, we can look at the troop surge, and after 2007 al Qaeda was essentially in ashes.. It was Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who then destroyed the entire rollout by wanting to pull out early... That is the reason why ISIS is a global issue," CNN quoted Pierson as saying.

The spokeswoman then talked about Afghanistan saying, "Remember, we weren't even in Afghanistan by this time. Barack Obama went into Afghanistan, creating another problem."

She, however, later acknowledged the Afghanistan mission was not launched on Obama's watch.

She later took to Twitter and clarified her remarks.

Pierson blamed former president Bill Clinton for failing to confront Osama bin Laden. (ANI)

CIA brands China as long-term security challenge to U.S.

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 07:12 IST     

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Houthi rebels target Saudi oil facility with Scud missile

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 06:29 IST     

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North Korea to launch missile on Victory Day

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 05:31 IST     

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Trump describes American Legion youth as 'next gen leaders'

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:12 IST     

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Senate vote fails to repeal, replace Obamacare

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:08 IST     

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U.S. coalition continue strikes against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 02:20 IST     

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Trump continues attacks on Sessions

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 01:04 IST     

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EU warns Poland over controversial judicial reform bills

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 23:37 IST     

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40 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack at military base

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 20:28 IST     

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President Trump bars transgenders from serving U.S. military

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 20:17 IST     

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Nepal PM expands cabinet, inducts 19 new Ministers

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:53 IST     

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China hails PM Modi's active foreign policy amid Doklam row

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:53 IST     

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China warns Botswana over Dalai Lama's visit

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:53 IST     

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Karzai calls on Pak to stop support to terrorists

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 17:00 IST     

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China selectively using treaties against India in Doklam

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 15:49 IST     

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