Donald Trump has suggested that US presidential rival Hillary Clinton should be recognised as the founder of Islamic State.
Mr Trump made the remarks in Florida on Wednesday as he denounced US foreign policy while Democrat Ms Clinton was secretary of state.
Our incompetent Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was the one who started talks to give 400 million dollars, in cash, to Iran. Scandal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2016
The Republican presidential nominee said he believed President Barack Obama regretted picking Ms Clinton for his Cabinet.
He blamed her Middle East policies for causing the creation of the Islamic State group, or Isis.
Speaking at an event in Daytona Beach, Mr Trump said: "It was Hillary Clinton. She should get an award from Isis as the founder of Isis."