Donald Trump is delivering a foreign policy address and, once again, blaming President Barack Obama for the rise of the Islamic State group.
Trump, speaking Monday in Youngstown, Ohio, suggests Obama did not display “moral courage” during what the celebrity businessman dubbed the president’s international “apology tour,” which included a 2009 stop in Cairo.
Trump did not call Obama “the founder of ISIS,” a remark that drew criticism last week. But the Republican nominee says Monday that Obama’s policies “led directly to the rise of ISIS, without question.”
The Republican nominee’s foreign policy address comes during a rocky stretch for his campaign. He’s struggled to stay on message and has consistently overshadowed his policy rollouts, including an economic speech last week.
Trump says that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, lacks “the mental and physical stamina” to take on the Islamic State group and the “many adversaries we face.”
Trump says that maybe it would have been better if, instead of traveling the globe, Clinton had stayed home.
Trump frequently criticizes Clinton’s stamina, suggested she isn’t strong enough to be president.
Clinton is the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party.