Criminals imprisoned at the military facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reacted strongly to the 2016 presidential election results.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, prisoners allegedly asked for sleeping pills and anxiety medication when they heard Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States.
“He (a prisoner) said that many detainees thought that it was the end of the world and felt terrible and that many detainees asked for tranquilizers, sleeping pills because they were so distraught,” said David Remes, a lawyer for one of the prisoners.
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It’s not really a surprise that the prisoners were so upset, as many prisoners at Guantanomo Bay are infamous terrorists, and Trump continually speaks out about efforts to stop terrorism.
CBS News’ Margaret Brennan explained that President-elect Trump supported the military prison and planned to keep using it.
When asked about his plans for the facility, Trump responded that he wanted to “load it up with some bad dudes.”
The New York Times previously reported that Trump would even consider putting hardened American criminals in the facility.
While many liberal Americans opposed this idea, an expansion of the prison means more jobs. Brennan explained that under Trump’s plans, more servicemen and workers would be needed to keep the facility running.
That is not good news for terrorists and prisoners, who thrived under President Barack Obama. For eight years, Obama spoke of his wish to permanently close Guantanamo Bay, so it’s no wonder the prisoners needed tranquilizers to deal with the thought of a President Trump.
Trump’s whole campaign was based on promises to “Make America Great Again,” with the most important way of achieving that goal being the utter destruction of terrorism.
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