Donald Trump Falsely Claimed 122 Gitmo Detainees Obama Released Returned to Battle

Type: Outright LiesMar 07 2017 Severity:

Donald Trump falsely claimed that 122 former Gitmo detainees that President Obama released returned to the battlefield. The President, via Twitter, wrote: “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!” In reality, the vast majority of the prisoners who were released and then returned to the battlefield - 113 of the 122 - were actually released before President Obama took office in January of 2009.

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