In New Tweet, Donald Trump Falsely Blames Obama For Violent Gitmo Detainees Released Under Bush


In a Tuesday morning tweet, President Donald Trump falsely blamed his predecessor Barack Obama for over a hundred Guantanamo Bay detainees who returned to terrorism following their release.

Trump tweeted the following:

Trump’s figure is actually right on the nose: a 2016 Office of the Director of National Intelligence report found that 122 former Gitmo detainees have returned to the battlefield. But his attribution of their release to Obama is false; the vast majority of those detainees were released under President George W. Bush, a fellow Republican. Only nine of the 122 were released by Obama.

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s tweet came thirty minutes after a Fox & Friends segment cited the exact same stat (Fox News did not incorrectly blame Obama, however).

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