President-elect Donald Trump has issued a warning against Barack Obama due to the latter’s decision to continue releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay before his term ends. Trump, on the other hand, maintained that he intends to continue the operations of Gitmo under his administration.
Obama first made his promise to shut down the offshore prison camp in Cuba in 2008. Since then, his administration has been transitioning the facility’s closing by transferring out prisoners.
Right now, there are only 60 inmates left inside Guantanamo Bay. This week, the White House announced that it will continue releasing prisoners until January 20, which is the inauguration day of Trump.
Following the administration’s announcement, the president-elect responded through a tweet saying that the White House should cease transferring out prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. He noted that the inmates kept in this facility are extremely dangerous and should not be given a chance to return to their terroristic ways.
“There should be no further releases from Gitmo,” Trump posted according to The Washington Times. “These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.”
As one of his policies during the early campaign period, Trump has vowed to stop the closing of Guantanamo Bay after he is elected president. In February last year, he noted that the area will still serve as a detention facility for extremists under his administration.
“This morning, I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo, right, Guantanamo Bay, which by the way, we are keeping open,” he said according to BBC.
“Which we are keeping open… and we’re gonna load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we’re gonna load it up,” he added.
Obama’s decision to continue pushing for the closing of Gitmo under his term can cause more future problems for Trump’s administration and the general public. Previous reports have already indicated that some of the inmates that were transferred out of the facility returned to their extremists groups and became responsible for the deaths of Americans in other countries.