Earlier today, Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of releasing 122 captured terrorists back onto 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
However, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says that 113 of the 122 former detainees who have taken up arms again were released before Obama took office.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged that Trump erroneously blamed the Obama administration for releasing 122 “vicious” prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
“Obviously the president meant in totality, the number that had been released on the battlefield — that have been released from Gitmo since individuals have been released. That is correct.”
Spicer responds to false Obama Gitmo tweet by saying he obviously meant something else, so "that's correct" pic.twitter.com/4vSGh4oO3Z
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) March 7, 2017