After an event at his winery in Charlottesville, Va., today, Donald Trump conducted a round of media interviews in which he did what most other GOP candidates for president have done — he blasted the Obama administration’s “terrible” deal supposedly designed to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
The outspoken billionaire businessman, who has shaken up the presidential race with his fiery and highly controversial rhetoric on illegal immigration, was predictably negative when describing the Obama-promoted Iran agreement. Likening the just-announced deal to Obama’s trade of the Taliban Five for accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Trump told CNN that “they’re laughing at us back in Tehran.”
Speaking to NBC News, Trump charged that “the president negotiated the agreement ‘from desperation'” rather than from a position of strength. Three times, the real estate mogul said it was a certainty that Iran is “going to cheat” and not live up to its end of the bargain. He also slammed the terms of the pact that would relax the sanctions on Iran and give the sworn enemy of Israel “billions of dollars” to use to fortify its anti-Western position in the Middle East.
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By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how Donald Trump also fired off stinging criticism of the administration for not being able to free American prisoners held in Iran as part of the deal.
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