Trump: Bergdahl Swap Another Mistake By 'Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight'
The Obama administration is taking heat over the decision to release five hardened Taliban terrorists in exchange for the release of a U.S. soldier held captive by the Taliban for five years. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured when he walked off his base near the Pakistan border and some have questioned whether this was an act of desertion.
The names of the detainees are Mohammad Fazl, Mullah Norullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa, and Abdul Haq Wasiq. They are believed to be the top five Taliban leaders at the prison and were selected in 2012 by Taliban leaders as part of initial negotiations.
Donald Trump was on the Fox and Friends couch this morning to react, calling it a "terrible deal" by the Obama administration that puts Americans and U.S. soldiers at risk.
"This is a horrible trade and these were real leaders of the Taliban. This is not just your average person in the Taliban," said Trump, noting some "anti-American" tweets from Bergdahl's father that have been highlighted in recent days.
One tweet that stated "God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!" has since been deleted from Bob Bergdahl's Twitter account.
Trump described the prisoner swap as another mistake by the "gang that couldn't shoot straight," predicting that it will turn into a "political nightmare" for the Obama administration.
Watch the interview above, plus tune in tonight for much more reaction to the prisoner swap, which will be the subject of Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo, tonight at 8/11p ET. Then, The Kelly File gets reaction from Dick Cheney and two U.S. soldiers who were serving alongside Bergdahl on the day he went missing.