The Biden Administration recently announced that it would be unfreezing about $6 billion in Iranian cash that had been frozen in an attempt to pressure the Iranian government to give up 5 American prisoners that it had taken, leading Trump to eviscerate Biden on Truth Social.
News on that came from National Security Council Spokesperson Adrienne Watson. According to Watson, Secretary Blinken last week managed “to ensure Iranian funds could move from one restricted account to another and remain restricted to humanitarian trade.”Watson added, “As we have said from the outset, what is being pursued here is an arrangement wherein we secure the release of 5 wrongfully held Americans. This remains a sensitive and ongoing process.”
Continuing, Watson said, “While this is a step in the process, no individuals have been or will be released into U.S. custody this week. We have kept Congress extensively informed from the outset of this process – long before today – and we will continue to do so, including with additional already scheduled briefings this week.” The Biden Administration clarified that Iran would not have free reign over the money, saying, “No funds are going to Iran directly. These funds will be moved to restricted accounts in Qatar, and the United States will have oversight as to how and when these funds are used.”
Well, President Donald Trump ripped into Biden for the cash provision of the tentative deal in a post on Truth Social, saying, “Can you believe that Crooked Joe Biden is giving $6 Billion to the terrorist regime in Iran? That money be used for terrorism all over the Middle East, and, indeed, the World. This incompetent FOOL is absolutely destroying America. He had the audacity to announce this terrible deal today, September 11th. To pay for hostages will lead to kidnapping, ransom, and blackmail against Americans across the globe. I freed many dozens of our people from various unfriendly countries and never paid a dime!”
In another post on the matter, the former president said, “So, lets get this straight! We did a hostage TRADE with Iran. We gave them 5 very tough, smart people that they desperately wanted. We likewise got back 5 people BUT, we also gave them 6 BILLION DOLLARS! How much of a kickback does Crooked Joe Biden get? Does anyone realize how much money 6 Billion Dollars is? When I was President, I got back 58 hostages for ZERO money. Remember Pastor Brunson? It sets a TERRIBLE precedent. Republicans, call out the 25th Amendment, NOW! Biden is INCOMPETENT!”
And, in yet another post on Biden’s failings, former President Trump said, “It’s all happening, even worse than anyone projected. President Vladimir Putin of Russia is using Crooked Joe Biden’s illegal Banana Republic style treatment of his Political Opponent, who is beating him badly in the Polls, to condemn America and all of the good things it once stood for. The whole World is watching as the USA is being torn apart by dreams of Election Interference!”
Trump also said, “A BIG LIE! CROOKED JOE JUST SAID HE WAS IN NYC ON SEPTEMBER 12, ONE DAY AFTER THE FALL OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. THIS WAS IMMEDIATELY PROVEN TO BE NOT SO – A TOTAL LIE (LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE HE SAYS!). HE EVEN WENT INTO A BIG DEAL ABOUT THE HORRORS HE SAW WHILE THERE, HOW TRAGIC A SIGHT IT WAS. REMEMBER, HE WASN’T THERE!“
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