Remember when Obama claimed one of his first acts as president would be to shut down the prison at Guantanamo Bay? Yeah, that didn’t happen. And now Trump is planning to sign a new order to make sure it stays open.
Trump plans to sign order keeping Gitmo open, leaked doc reveals
President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order that would reverse an Obama-era directive to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a draft document obtained by POLITICO.
Trump is expected to announce plans to sign the order during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, or in the days before or after the address, a person familiar with the issue said.
The executive order, according to a draft State Department cable that officials are planning to soon send to U.S. embassies around the world, would rescind part of a separate 2009 order signed by then-President Barack Obama mandating that the facility be “closed as soon as practicable.”…
Trump promised during the presidential campaign to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center open, saying in February 2016 he wanted to “load it up with bad dudes.” Last year, he said he was considering sending a man who rammed a truck into people in New York City to the facility.
There are evil people in the world who are at war with the United States. We have to have a place to put them.