Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said Wednesday that the U.S. airlifting $400 million to Iran shows President Barack Obama may be “playing for some other team.”
In a statement about the “$400 million cash ransom,” Zeldin wrote: “When deals like this are cut, one has to truly wonder whether the President has no idea what he is doing, or if he knows exactly what he is doing and is playing for some other team.”
Zeldin, who has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, was taking a page from the real estate mogul’s playbook. Trump has long pushed conspiracy theories about Obama and suggested just last month that the President is in league with Muslim terrorists.
The $400 million payment, which was airlifted the same day Iran released four long-held American prisoners in their custody, was touted as a major revelation this week even though the Obama administration disclosed it in January. Conservatives have charged the secret payment amounts to a point-blank quid pro quo, with the massive ransom pouring into coffers that back state-funded terrorism, while the administration says the repayment was from an incomplete arms deal dating back to 1979.
h/t Huffington Post