Donald Trump has suggested that US presidential rival Hillary Clinton should be recognised as the founder of so-called Islamic State.
The Republican presidential candidate slated the former US secretary of state, saying "take a look at Orlando, take a look at San Bernardino, take a look at what's going on".
Speaking at a rally in Florida the billionaire claimed that Ms Clinton's "weak policies" led to the foundation of so-called Islamic State.
At the event in Daytona Beach, Mr Trump also branded Ms Clinton a "liar" and reassured his supporters despite a tumultuous week.
In recent days Mr Trump has escalated his feud with the family of a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq, refused to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain, and suggested that the general election could be "rigged".