President Donald Trump blamed Barack Obama’s administration for releasing “122 vicious prisoners” from the Guantanamo Bay military prison, claiming in a tweet Tuesday morning that the former prisoners “have returned to the battlefield.”
“122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!,” Trump tweeted.
Trump’s tweet seems to follow a “Fox & Friends” segment Tuesday morning reporting on a US air strike in Yemen killing former Guantanamo detainee Yasir al Silmi.
The Fox segment called the air strike a “win in the war on terror” and credited the Trump administration for killing al Silmi, while stating he was “released by Barack Obama.” The segment ends by stating, “122 prisoners released from Gitmo have returned to the battlefield.”
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