The overnight shipment to Switzerland, to exchange currencies (aka launder money), then to Iran came at a timely moment as American prisoners were being released from the terrorist nation. Of course, the White House is claiming it’s just a coincidence this happened. According to them, the payment was for a previous deal. What do you think about this?
Donald Trump lashed out at the White House during a campaign rally Wednesday, saying news of a secret $400 million cash payment to Iran has ‘humiliated’ the United States.
Then he challenged President Obama to a high-stakes round of golf – with the winner claiming the Oval Office as his trophy.
The Republican presidential nominee told a bulging crowd inside the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida that tough questions remain about the White House’s decision to send the money to Tehran’s mullahs at the same time they released four American captives.
‘Where does that money go? Who gets that money?’ Trump asked. ‘I doubt it’s the people of Iran. I doubt it.’
‘Who’s authorized to give [that much] cash? Who’s authorized?’
Wooden pallets stuffed with Euros, Swiss Francs and other foreign currencies, arrived in Tehran on January 17.
Four U.S. citizens were released the same day as part of a prisoner swap that sent seven Iranians home.
The White House said Wednesday that there was no quid pro quo despite Iran’s insistence to the contrary.
‘The United States under President Obama has not paid a ransom to secure the release of Americans unjustly detained in Iran and we’re not going to pay a ransom,’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.
Trump threw up his hands in disgust.
‘We have a president who frankly is incompetent, okay? Incompetent,’ he said in Daytona Beach. ‘We’ve been humiliated by President Obama and his policies.’
Then he launched into a litany of what he said were crushing defeats for America at the hands of the Middle Eastern nation.
‘We’ve been humiliated by the Iran [nuclear] deal to start off with, where they get back $150 billion,’ he said.
‘We’ve been humiliated as a country when they took our sailors, they forced them to their knees,’ Trump addded. ‘And the only reason we got them back is because we hadn’t paid the money yet. And that’s the only reason we got them back.’
‘Otherwise they would have had to wait until I became president. Believe me, they would have come back fast.’