Alleged president Donald Trump likes campaigning so much that he’s now going after Barrack Obama. Today he claimed on Twitter, without offering a citation, that Obama was responsible for 122 “vicious prisoners” being released from Guantanamo Bay and returning to the battlefield.
122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2017
Trump’s newest attack on Obama appears to have come from a misinterpreted report released by the Director of National Intelligence in September, the Independent reports.
It found that 122 out of 693 former detainees surveyed – 18 per cent – had been “confirmed” as having reengaged in terrorist or insurgent activities. […] But only nine of those (6 per cent) were released under Barack Obama’s administration, with the vast majority freed before his inauguration on 22 January 2009, under George W Bush.
In fact, more than 500 detainees were released by Dubya according to Politifact.
Apparently Trump can’t read, or he was blowing Daddy’s money instead of paying attention in math class at Wharton. Or maybe, just maybe, he doesn’t give a crap about the truth. In any case, he’s once again parroting his cronies at Fox News and taking their biased coverage out of context. Watch:
Former Gitmo detainee killed by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen; at least 122 former Gitmo detainees have re-engaged in terrorism pic.twitter.com/y9jb420fFZ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 7, 2017
Luckily, there are still true patriots around who call bullshit.
— Carol Rosenberg (@carolrosenberg) March 7, 2017
Without even digging into it, Trump took what he saw on Fox News and blamed Obama.
Except, it was Bush. pic.twitter.com/qfseaUdnkl
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) March 7, 2017
@realDonaldTrump It’s all FAKE NEWS to distract from the fact that there is a CONSPIRACY going on!
— Christoph Rehage (@crehage) March 7, 2017
The Cheeto-in-Chief belongs in a psych ward, not the Summer White House.
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