Trump Supporters Criticize Obama Drone Program While Drone Strikes Up 432% Under Trump Administration


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In r/The_Donald/, a thread poking fun at Obama’s drone program using a meme has reached the front page of the subreddit with over 11.1K votes and 338 comments in just under 6 hours.

Here is the meme:

Trump drone strikes are up

Meanwhile, drone strikes have increased by over 432% since Trump took office just two months ago.

Carey Welder writes:

When he was in office, former President Barack Obama earned the ire of anti-war activists for his expansion of Bush’s drone wars. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning head of state ordered ten times more drone strikes than the previous president, and estimates late in Obama’s presidency showed 49 out of 50 victims were civilians. In 2015, it was reported that up to 90% of drone casualties were not the intended targets.

and…

Trump has markedly increased U.S. drone strikes since taking office. Zenko, who reported earlier this year on the over 26,000 bombs Obama dropped in 2016, summarized the increase:

During President Obama’s two terms in office, he approved 542 such targeted strikes in 2,920 days—one every 5.4 days. From his inauguration through today, President Trump had approved at least 36 drone strikes or raids in 45 days—one every 1.25 days.

That’s an increase of 432 percent.

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Trump Supporters Criticize Obama Drone Program While Drone Strikes Up 432% Under Trump Administration

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