On Wednesday, Donald Trump described in detail a video he had watched earlier in the day. The problem is that it was of a very sensitive nature. The video, according to Trump, was “top secret.”
The video, he said, was of Iranian officials unloading cash from an airplane and that money was part of a payment from the U.S. to Iran in order to settle a decades-old dispute over an incomplete weapons sale, according to the Huffington Post.
“I’ll never forget the scene this morning,” Trump said at a rally in Daytona Beach, Florida. “Iran ― I don’t think you’ve heard this anywhere but here ― Iran provided all of that footage, the tape, of taking that money off that airplane.”
He then mentions that the information he was revealing was “top secret.”
“Over there, where that plane landed, top secret, they don’t have a lot of paparazzi, you know,” Trump said. “The paparazzi doesn’t do so well over there.” But, he said, “they have a perfect tape, obviously done by a government camera, and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane. It’s a military tape. It’s a tape that was a perfect angle, nice and steady.”
So because there is no video of this ‘top secret’ incident, the GOP presidential nominee either lied (we’re sure that shocks you) or he just disclosed information to which he has newly been granted access.
This occurred only two days after Donald became eligible, due to his status as the GOP presidential nominee, to receive classified intelligence briefings.
Trump generously offered his supporters details of the alleged event:
The vividness of Trump’s description of the video makes it difficult to imagine a scenario in which he made it up. He described how the video was shot by a steady hand. “Nobody getting nervous they’re going to be shot because they’re taking a picture of money pouring off a plane.”
Trump then said, “Iran released that tape, which is of quality like these guys have,” he said while pointing to members of the media in the back.“Iran released that tape so that we will be embarrassed.”
The Huffington Post further reports that Fox News showed a video clip Wednesday morning which appeared to show U.S. citizens arriving in Geneva on Jan. 17th. The video in the clip was marked “Geneva, Switzerland.”
So we’re back to guessing whether Trump disclosed sensitive information, or if he told his audience details about the tape which are bold-faced lies because this video was not shot in Iran. This video did not show an exchange of cash and it was not marked “top secret.” In addition, it was not “a military tape,” and it was also not “provided by Iran.”
The video was not released to “embarrass the United States,” as Trump alleged at the rally. Would it surprise anyone to know that North Korea just endorsed Donald Trump? He loves Vladimir Putin and that love is reciprocated. He’s also been showing a keen interest in getting his tiny hands on the nuclear buttons. What a hot mess. Either Mr. Liar Pants is lying or he’s a traitor to our country — or both.
What’s even worse is that Trump’s supporters just won’t care.
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