Trump says Clinton, Obama responsible for emergence of DAESH

Controversial Republican front-runner Donald Trump shrugs off appearance in Al Shabab militant groups propaganda recruitment film and blames Obama and Clinton over emergence of DAESH

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa on December 29, 2015

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday blasted US President Barack Obama and his Democratic competitor Hillary Clinton, blaming them for the rise of DAESH terrorist organisation and promised to strike down any executive actions on gun control by President Obama.

In the wide-ranging speech at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Trump said "They've created DAESH. Hillary Clinton created DAESH with Obama.” However, he did not back his accusations.

Meanwhile, in an interview with John Dickerson of CBS News, who hosts “Face The Nation” Trump was asked if he was concerned about appearing in “a recruitment video by a terrorist organisation?"

“I have to say what I have to say...they’ve used other people too,” he replied.

Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States has been widely condemned by American politicians. It has also provoked an international uproar and led to criticism that his views could be used as propaganda by militant groups.

The GOP presidential front-runner also spoke of former Secretary of State Clinton's email scandal, saying it was worthy of prison.

"When Hillary Clinton runs - and she should be in jail by the way for what she did...What she did with the e-mails is a disgrace," he said.

Trump also criticised the US president's announcement on Friday saying he planned to "knock the hell" out of the Second Amendment.

Obama will meet with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss ways of reducing gun violence in the United States.

“He's going to sign another executive order having to do with the Second Amendment, having to do with guns. I will veto that. I will unsign that so fast, so fast," he said.

TRTWorld, Reuters