The White House is in spin mode after it was reported that $400 million in foreign currency was sent to Iran at the same time four Americans being held in that country were released. The Obama administration says the money was part of a separate deal and was not a ransom payment:
State Dept says it's a total coincidence that the US sent Iran $400 mil cash right before US hostages were released https://t.co/inx15jCJ69
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 3, 2016
State Dept. spokesman John Kirby said the timing of the payment was a coincidence, and @IowahawkBlog is backing up that claim. Here’s what the money was really for:
That was completely unrelated, it was for a used bike Obama bought on Craigslist Tehranhttps://t.co/yQLacUVOiC
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 3, 2016
Ha! It’s more believable than the White House’s spin.
Aha–that would explain this, then… pic.twitter.com/ovSJH2S3OE
— Jack Jolis (@JackJolis) August 3, 2016
@iowahawkblog And like a good "public servant," he overpaid for the goddamn bike.
— Debra Cole (@DebrainAustin) August 3, 2016