In the weeks leading up to Election Day, President Obama said in response to Trump’s criticism of his Presidency,
“Well… at least I will go down as a president.”
Obviously, Obama turned out to be wrong, and he’s been biting his lip ever since.
After President-elect Donald Trump pummeled Hillary Clinton on November 8th, Obama and his administration’s bitterness has become palpable – and unapologetically so.
Obama took land away from Utah and Nevada and federally protected it, making it the 29th time he has done so in effort to cement his “legacy”.
He tried to permanently fund Planned Parenthood, which will of course be dismantled once Trump takes the oath on January 20th.
And just recently, Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats for their alleged role in meddling with the general election.
But now, Obama is taking his bitterness and power-hungry dictatorship to a whole new level.
Donald Trump urged a halt in the transfer of detainees from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Gitmo) in the twilight hours of Obama’s Presidency.
But that didn’t stop Obama from undermining Trump’s plea.
Obama revealed last month he would now reduce the population of Guantanamo by 40 instead of 19 – a plan the White House suddenly created upon Trump’s win.
Of the 59 prisoners still held by the military, nearly half (27) are deemed “forever prisoners”, which means they’re too dangerous to release.
But 22 of them have been cleared for release by Obama’s multi-agency, parole-style board known as the Periodic Review Board (PRB).
The PRB has made the decision in the past to transfer out prisoners who were already declared forever prisoners.
And yet, this danger has not halted Obama’s decision.
The remaining 10 prisoners are still undergoing war-crime proceedings, while 6 are facing death-penalty tribunals.
Upon learning the news, Donald Trump wrote,
“There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.”
Just hours later, Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary announced,
“I would expect, at this point, additional transfers.”
President-elect Trump pledged to “load [Guantanamo] up with some bad dudes” once he assumes the role of U.S. Commander-in-Chief.
Josh Earnest replied whether Donald Trump would impact Obama’s approach:
“No, it will not. He will have an opportunity to implement the policy that he believes is most effective when he takes office on January 20.”
According to the latest estimate by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), 30 percent of Guantanamo detainees who have been released under both Presidents Obama and George W. Bush are suspected or confirmed to have re-engaged in terrorist activities.
Of the remaining detainees still at Gitmo, some are from war-ravaged Yemen, where there is no stable government and al-Qaeda is strong and controls large swathes of territory.
And the Obama administration has announced that 4 of these Gitmo detainees are being released to Saudi Arabia – a country with obvious ties to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The world has officially become a much more dangerous place because President Obama has the audacity to put his bitter resentment before the safety of the American people.