Not long after President Donald Trump announced that he will pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran, former President Barack Obama offered a sick response.
During brief remarks at the White House, Trump also announced that the U.S. will reimpose the sanctions on Iran that were initially waived because of the awful deal, which was negotiated by Obama in 2015.
In response, Obama posted a long statement to his personal Facebook page, writing that Trump’s decision to remove the U.S. from the deal was “so misguided.”
“Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America’s closest allies, and an agreement that our country’s leading diplomats, scientists, and intelligence professionals negotiated,” Obama wrote.
Here’s his full statement:
Full statement from Obama calling Trump's decision "misguided" and a "serious mistake" pic.twitter.com/pgDy8jNVyE
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 8, 2018
When Obama was in office, our allies no longer trusted the us and our enemies stopped fearing us.
Now, Obama is defending Iran in order to attack Trump. How sick is that?
While speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Trump struck a much different tone than Obama, where he put Iran on notice and vowed to protect the American people at all costs.
Trump slammed Iran for continuing to enrich its nuclear capabilities while funding and supporting terrorism in the region. The president also ripped Obama for allowing a nation that chants “death to America” to inch toward possessing nuclear capabilities.
Trump said the deal Obama agreed to was an embarrassment not only to him, but to all Americans and citizens across the world.
“It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace. And it never will.” Trump said.
Trump said the Obama administration sending cash pallets and billions of dollars to the “murderous regime” was a complete embarrassment to the world.
The president said Iran is going to insult and threaten the U.S. because of the deal, but said he doesn’t blame them for not wanting to give up the great deal Obama gave them.
While Obama is being a cheerleader for Iran to save the deal, Trump is honoring his commitment to make America safer.