“Fifteen years has proven no one will ever be successfully tried or ‘brought to justice’ at Guantánamo,” said the Center for Constitutional Rights in a statement, “and the president and his supporters within his own party are deluded if they believe otherwise.”

The Center, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), urged Americans to reject the president’s reactionary response to the attack.

Meanwhile, some noted that Trump’s rapid-fire call to action in order to prevent attacks like the one in New York, was a far cry from his tepid response to the shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 500 just a month ago. The perpetrator of that attack was a white male who was able to stockpile an arsenal of weapons and ammunition—under laws that Trump and his loyal supporters at the National Rifle Association have fiercely defended.

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