President Donald Trump says social media is “my form of telling the truth.” In fact, there are many well-documented examples of Trump — as a candidate and as president — spreading false information on Twitter.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer incorrectly claimed that in contrast to the Guantanamo Bay detainees transferred or released by the Obama administration, “under the Bush administration, most of those were court ordered.”
President Donald Trump wrongly tweeted that “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.” Actually, it’s only nine of the 122 former detainees. The rest were released by President Bush.
A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.