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After verbal missteps, Trump blames others 

Author: Josh Lederman - August 12, 2016 - Updated: August 14, 2016

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It's the media's fault. That's out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump's claim Friday that he was merely being "sarcastic" in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was his latest attempt to blame others for the uproar over what he says. It's an instinct that Trump's opponents say a president can't possess. Some Republicans seem to have the same concern.

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Josh Lederman

Josh Lederman

Josh Lederman is a White House reporter for The Associated Press.