Iran

Trump Pitches a Fit, Certifies the Iran Nuclear Deal is Working

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The White House continues to say that the Iran nuclear deal that prevents the country from developing nuclear weapons was a "bad" deal, but they certified the deal last night.

According to the New York Times, all hands on deck were required to persuade Trump to not do something very stupid.

“The president has made very clear that he thought this was a bad deal — a bad deal for the United States,” Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, told reporters at a briefing on Monday before the decision was made. [...]

At an hourlong meeting last Wednesday, all of the president’s major security advisers recommended he preserve the Iran deal for now. Among those who spoke out were Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Defense Secretary Jim Mattis; Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser; and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to an official who described internal discussions on the condition of anonymity. The official said Mr. Trump had spent 55 minutes of the meeting telling them he did not want to.

I do not want to eat my vegetables, mom!

From Obamacare to the Iran deal, it appears as if President Obama was actually very good at crafting successful, enduring policy. Trump regime officials are also looking to Obama for a guide on how to improve NAFTA.

  • muselet

    This is what happens when a president knows nothing, cares less and is unwilling to learn a damn’ thing about policy.

    That the administration ultimately certified the Iran deal is only a partial relief. Waiting for random outbreaks of sanity to keep Donald Trump from doing something completely unmoored from reality is exhausing.

    –alopecia

  • Georgie
  • mnpollio

    Say what you will – Trump and his supporters will NEVER give Obama any credit for anything. Actually Trump may never give credit for anything to anyone else at all.

    • Draxiar

      Oh….oh yes he most certainly will. He’ll give people the credit for everything that goes wrong in his administration (as he already has). As far as trump is concerned the only bucks that stop with him are the one he’s making from dignitaries trying to curry favor by staying at his crappy hotels and using golf courses or the ones laundered from the trump foundation or the ones stolen from cancer kids or the ones he hasn’t paid to his contractors, etc.

    • Scopedog

      Neither will some on the Left as well. They’re still bitching about how Obama just never did enough, that he could have gotten single-payer or the public option or how he could have just grabbed all the bankers by their nutsacks and just tossed them in jail–but he didn’t, so he’s a neoliberal shill!