Just weeks before what is believed to be the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust, former President Donald Trump predicted “terrible things” would happen in the wake of President Joe Biden’s $6 billion deal with Iran, a longtime ally of Hamas terrorists.
Hundreds of Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on Saturday, killing more than 800 and wounding thousands more. The terrorist group also took dozens of people hostage, including the elderly, women and children.
On Sept. 11 this year, the Biden administration issued a waiver for international banks to transfer $6 billion in frozen funds from South Korea to Iran as part of a prisoner swap with the Iranian government.
“This absolutely ridiculous 6 Billion Dollar Hostage Deal with Iran has set a terrible PRECEDENT for the future. Buckel up, you are going to see some terrible things start to happen. The 3 years ago highly respected USA has become a laughingstock all over the WORLD. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. VOTE TRUMP!!!” Trump posted on Truth Social on Sept. 18.
The Biden administration pushed back on accusations that the $6 billion unfrozen for Iran had anything to do with the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, arguing the aid was for humanitarian purposes only.
“The facts are these — no U.S. taxpayer dollars were involved,” Blinken told CNN. “These were Iranian resources that Iran had accumulated from the sale of its oil that were stuck in a bank in South Korea. They have had from day one, under our law, under our sanctions, the right to use these monies for humanitarian purposes.”
“From one account to another in another country to facilitate that use,” he added. “As of now, not a single dollar has been spent from that account.”
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) argued because the Biden administration released the funds, it doesn’t matter if Iran hasn’t technically accessed the money yet – the impact of the funds was already in motion.
“The $6 billion has not been accessed completely by Iran yet, but the fact of the matter is if you have a credit on your account for $6 billion, typically, people count that as access available today, tomorrow, whenever, so you start reworking your spending budget,” Scott told Breitbart News.
“And by doing so, you put yourself in a position to use that money even though you have not had access to it yet,” he argued. “So the $6 billion that they know they’re getting, they’re using already.”