President Trump misspoke on Twitter Tuesday morning in another attack against President Obama, stating “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!” Unfortunately for Trump, those numbers aren’t even remotely correct. I defend a lot of his actions, but I cannot defend blatant untruths with easily verifiable information.
The true numbers end up more like this: A report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said that of the 122 Gitmo detainees who returned to the battlefield, nine of them were released by Obama after he took office in January 2009. The other 113 were actually released under President George W. Bush.
The tweet is apparently a response to reports of a military strike in Yemen that killed a fighter who had been imprisoned at Gitmo.
From a Conservative who voted for Trump, it’s time to exit campaign mode. Do a millisecond of research before tweeting and we can avoid all of these embarrassing gaffes together Donald.
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