Published: Sun, August 07, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Trump Retracts Claim Of Seeing Plane Drop Cash In Iran

Trump Retracts Claim Of Seeing Plane Drop Cash In Iran

On Wednesday, Trump prompted a media firestorm with remarks at the Florida rally, where he said he had viewed video of the $400 million cash transfer. A spokeswoman told the Washington Post that Trump was actually referring to footage of the freed prisoners, yet Trump again on Thursday asserted Iranians had taped the cash transfer.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is claiming to have seen video of the Obama administration's secret cash transfer of $400 million to Iran despite the fact that no such footage exists according to U.S. officials.

American officials have said that the payment, an overdue installment of money owed from a 1970s arms deal, and the prisoner release were part of a controversial nuclear deal reached with Iran in 2015.

In response, Trump's spokeswoman confirmed the video Trump described actually showed the US prisoners arriving in Geneva on a Swiss airplane after being let go by the Iranians. "You know, the paparazzi doesn't do so well over there, right?"

'That was given to us - has to be - by the Iranians. Trump continued. "And they have a ideal tape, obviously a government camera, and the tape is of people taking money off the plane". That was given to us, has to be, by the Iranians. Trump was the only one to say he saw it all unfold on a secret camera.

Also raising questions is Trump's comment on whether he's considering any women for his cabinet.

"Merely the b-roll footage included in every broadcast", Hicks said.

"They told us 'you're going to be there for 20 minutes, ' but it took like hours and hours", Abedini told Fox Business Network's Trish Regan Thursday.

"I woke up yesterday, and I saw $400 million, different currencies, they probably don't want our currency, different currencies". And the money coming off, I guess, right?' the Republican candidate asked a capacity crowd in a Portland, Maine theater.

Even after his own staff was telling news outlets that Trump was mistaken he was repeating the claim.

Clinton's running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, said Thursday he had "no idea" what Trump was talking about with the Iran video.

"It's a military tape".

Donald Trump acknowledged Friday he was wrong in claiming to have seen secret Iranian footage of $400 million in cash being delivered to Tehran as payment for the release of USA prisoners. That means in order to embarrass us further Iran sent us the tapes, right.

But Mr. Trump said again Thursday in ME that he guessed the footage was of the money transfer.

Today, Trump realized he didn't see that, tweeting the closest thing to a correction he will ever achieve.

Abedini said he is more concerned about worsening human rights conditions in Iran.

People suspected that since the GOP nominee is now privy to classified national security briefings that he let slip something he should not have.

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