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
Never mind that it’s a complete fabrication:
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) March 7, 2017
Trump watches Fox & Friends, then tweets (this time, neglecting that 113 of 122 detainees were released by Pres. Bush). This is SO reckless. pic.twitter.com/pNjRXJHCAG
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 7, 2017
That’s right: just 9 of the detainees that Trump blames President Obama for this morning were actually released by Obama. And yes, Donald Trump does seem to suffer from a pathological inability to tell the truth.
However, for Trump, it’s a win. It’s a distraction from the very real problems in his administration and it pushes the right buttons among his supporters, who will be repeating the lie all day long.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.