Three years ago the Obama administration revealed it had flown planeloads of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran as part of a deal that secured the release of four American prisoners held by the Islamic republic.
Republican legislators were incensed at the idea an American president could make such a careless deal with terrorists–and without their authorization no less.
Rep. Edward R. Royce (R-CA), and the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs said, “Sending the world’s leading state sponsor of terror pallets of untraceable cash isn’t just terrible policy. It’s incredibly reckless, and it only puts bigger targets on the backs of Americans.”
When President Trump reminded the American people of his predecessor’s deal with Iran this week, MSNBC Chuck Todd proclaimed the President had no business tying Iran’s actions this week with that $1.7 billion bribe Obama sent them just before leaving office.
Todd offered a befuddled questioning of how Trump could have the audacity of accusing Obama helping to fund Iran’s drive for domination of the Middle East.
But as Drontek Politics asks Todd, “What else do you think Iran used that money for?”
Back when the deal happened, Obama administration officials informed lawmakers the nearly 2 billion dollars had been “transferred” and said nothing about a cash payment.
Watch the video to see Chuck Todd’s reaction to President Trump’s reminder of an undeniable fact.