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Trump: Iran Released Video of Money Being Taken Off Plane to Embarrass US

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 Aug 2016 05:10 PM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told rallygoers in Florida on Wednesday that the Iranian government shot video of cash from the United States being unloaded in an effort to embarrass America.

But evidence of such a video didn't appear easily found, leaving some on Twitter to question if it existed. 

Trump described the video as being high-quality and not shaky, but said it would not have been shot by the press, so it had to have been made by the Iranian government.

"Iran released that tape so we would be embarrassed," he said.

Trump talked about the video as he was criticizing the Obama administration for handing over $400 million in cash to Iran at the same time Iran was releasing four Americans it had been holding in prison.

The report on the action by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday brought intense criticism from Republicans who said the White House was paying ransom for hostages, which is against U.S. policy. The State Department insisted the two actions were coincidental.

Trump slammed the actions, along with last year's nuclear deal saying, Iran has "gone from being in deep, deep trouble to being a 'power.'"

"And they're going to have nuclear weapons much sooner than you think," he said.

If Trump has seen a video of the wooden pallets of cash being unloaded, it appears to have been something not shown on the media. At least one network, Fox Business, was showing video of the Americans getting off a passenger jet in Geneva following their release with a red circle around them, but the plane was not in Iran and did not match the cargo jet that carried the cash to Iran.

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told rallygoers in Florida on Wednesday that the Iranian government shot video of cash from the United States being unloaded in an effort to embarrass America.
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