Donald Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said on Saturday the US’ military effort in Afghanistan “was Obama’s war.”
The war in Afghanistan began in 2001, following the attacks of September 11, more than seven years before Barack Obama became president.
The Afghanistan fight, initiated during the presidency of George W. Bush, stands as the longest running war in the history of the country.
Pierson’s comment came during an exchange with CNN’s Victor Blackwell, when she was asked to explain the Republican nominee’s recent assertion that President Obama is the “founder of ISIS.”
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