Following Wednesday’s Commander-in-Chief Forum, Epshteyn falsely asserted to Melvin that ISIS was “effectively born” during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
“ISIS was nothing before Hillary Clinton destroyed the Middle East establishment,” Epshteyn said. “She destroyed the secular leaders in the Middle East.”
“No, you cannot,” Epshteyn scoffed. “You can say it was a doctrine in the 1920s that was the end of the Middle East, go all the way back to the 1500s. But the real reason that we are where we are is because under Hillary Clinton, the Middle East has been set on fire. And it’s her fault.”
“And you’re not giving the full context of what he said,” Epshteyn insisted. “He respects women inside and outside the military and is 100 percent convinced that what we need to do is change the way that sexual assaults are investigated and prosecuted in the military.”
MSNBC host Craig Melvin declined to continue an interview with Trump campaign senior adviser Boris Epshteyn on Thursday, noting that there was not enough time to refute all of the false claims the surrogate had made.