White House corrects Trump’s erroneous Gitmo tweet

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday acknowledged that President Trump erroneously blamed the Obama administration for releasing 122 “vicious” prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

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However, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says that 113 of the 122 former detainees who have taken up arms again were released before Obama took office.

“Obviously the president meant in totality, the number that had been released on the battlefield — that have been released from Gitmo since individuals have been released,” Spicer told reporters on Tuesday. “That is correct.”