In the few months he has been president, Trump has managed to fulfill many of this campaign promises. He is about to fulfill another one!
President Trump attended the G20 Summit with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his deputy Rod Rosenstein and the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. During the Summit, they visited Guantanamo Bay prison camp at the US naval base on the island of Cuba.
During the time Obama was president, he wanted to close this place down. However, Trump is very different from former president Obama, so he promised to fill the prison to capacity again instead of shutting it down.
Before they left the Summit, AG Sessions sad that the prison is a “very fine place” and there is no legal reason not to fill it with new detainees.
Back in 2009, then-president Obama signed the executive order to shut down the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. He also signed two different executive orders on the second day of the new administration, which showed that e was determined to get what he wanted. He stated:
“The message that we are sending around the world is that the United States intends to prosecute the ongoing struggle against violence and terrorism and we are going to do so vigilantly. We are going to do so effectively and we are going to do so in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals.”
A draft copy of the order said:
“In view of significant concerns raised by these detentions, both within the United States and internationally, prompt and appropriate disposition of the individuals currently detained at Guantanamo and closure of the facility would further the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.”
Even with all of Obama’s effort to close the place down, the prison will continue to work. However, Obama did leave 41 detainees who were considered the most dangerous stay in the prison.
Source: Founding Patriot
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