Thursday, January 5, 2017

Donald Trump Says Something Stupid #63: Declares "There Should Be No Further Releases From Gitmo"... Immediately Gets Shot Down

On Tuesday President-elect Donald Trump renewed his opposition Guantanamo Bay detainees transfers proceeding preceding his being sworn in on July 20th.

Trump declared his stance in, what else, a tweet...

Showing exactly what they think of the President-elects' declaration the Pentagon has transferred four detainees to Saudi Arabia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison within a day of Trump's warning tweet.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook put it perfectly in his response to Trump’s tweet...

There is one commander in chief at a time and the secretary of Defense will continue to carry out his responsibilities as he sees appropriate,” 

The four Gitmo detainees transferred to Saudi Arabia are the first of the final wave of up to 20 transfers expected before Inauguration Day.

As of today there are 55 Gitmo detainees remaining.

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