When Donald Trump announced on the campaign trail that he’d seen video of the controversial Iran money transfer we reported earlier, many on Twitter thought that he might have accidentally just revealed some intelligence from the classified briefings he and Hillary Clinton get.
According to the Trump campaign, the video does not exist, yet Donald Trump is still saying that he’s seen video of the money transfer taking place. However, the video Trump is talking about is almost certainly not of what he claims it was.
While “reporting” on the story, the hosts of Fox & Friends showed grainy, dark video of the four hostages being released the same as the transfer of money. It is most likely that this was the video Trump saw and either decided to spin as video of the money exchange or he simply doesn’t know.
This is not he first time Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed to see video that, by all objective measures, does not exist.
In December of 2015, a news cycle or two was devoted to Donald Trump’s claim that he saw video of “thousands” of Muslims in New Jersey “celebrating” the attacks of September 11, 2001. No such video exists.
While the campaign admitted the video doesn’t exist, they still haven’t clarified what it is their candidate is still actively talking about. “Hicks has yet to respond to a follow-up email asking why Trump thought the footage showed a money transfer and not the widely watched prisoner swap, and why Trump said it was recorded by the Iranian government,” according to The Washington Post.
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