2016 GOP Presidential front runner Donald Trump blasted the Obama administration today over the controversial Iran deal.
The real estate mogul says we should have received our prisoners back from the very beginning, when negotiations first started. Incompetent people like John Kerry prevented that from happening, Trump says.
According to The Hill:
“So we’re getting them back, and then I heard, well, wait a minute, we’re paying a big price,” he said during a speech at Liberty University on Monday. “They’re getting seven back, we’re getting actually four. You know, they say five, but the other one they can’t find. He’s in Iran.”
Trump’s remarks come as four Americans who were being held in Iran were released over the weekend. The United States also gave clemency to several Iranian-Americans who had been charged or convicted of violating sanctions. A fifth American, Matthew Trevithick, was also separately released.
Trump added that the American prisoners could have been released as part of the nuclear deal reached last year if the United States had people who could “negotiate properly, not a guy like [Secretary of State John] Kerry, who doesn’t have a clue.”
If Iran had refused to hand over the prisoners, Trump said, U.S. negotiators should have walked away from the table, doubled sanctions and “within 48 hours” Iran would have offered to turn over the U.S. prisoners.”