Twitter heaps scorn on Donald Trump after he violates the Iran nuclear deal by the US withdrawing and threatened that the sanctions that were on hold will now be enforced. Um, who is going to tell this doofus that this means Iran will now pursue a nuclear program in secret?
Trump has no plan B after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. There are already reports that Iran will restart its nuclear program. Iran has already indicated that it will not renegotiate the deal.
Per @ColinKahl: "Trump just exited the Iran nuclear deal with no Plan B, manufacturing a crisis to appeal to his base…This speech was pure John Bolton."
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) May 8, 2018
Democratic lawmakers are also slamming Trump for his erratic move, that seems to be part of his quest to erase Barack Obama’s accomplishments (which he can’t do).
This is a mistake of enormous proportions for America’s safety and security. The best way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is to not blow up the deal that is verifiably preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. https://t.co/a094myV7lI
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) May 8, 2018
CNN’s Amanpour: “I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era.” @camanpour
— Mohsen Milani (@milanimohsen) May 8, 2018
Let's stop saying withdrawal. It is a violation of the deal. America is violating an agreement it negotiated. Willingly and blatantly. We have no grounds to withdraw.
— Jon B. "Globalist" (((Wolfsthal))) (@JBWolfsthal) May 8, 2018
The only principle that seems to be at work in Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Iran deal is that if President Obama did it, it must be undone, and Trump will somehow "renegotiate" it and do it better. Not unlike his approach to every domestic achievement of the 44th POTUS.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 8, 2018
President Trump’s reckless withdrawal from the #IranDeal has the potential to destabilize an already unstable region. Unilaterally walking away from this agreement leaves America isolated and puts our national security at risk! Terrible decision.
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) May 8, 2018
Donald Trump has sent a very strong message to the world: America cannot be trusted.
— America Resurgent (@ProgressOutlook) May 8, 2018
Trump's legacy would be tarnished by him backing out of the Iran deal, if Trump actually had a legacy. Instead, it's just one more reason why future history books will rightfully demonize him, his policies, and his ego.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 8, 2018
Last year, on a reporting trip though a few European capitals, something I heard over and over from European foreign policy officials:
We remember 2003, and we’re starting to think this is the real America. Aggressive, unpredictable, unreliable, and dangerous.
— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) May 8, 2018
This is a tragedy for U.S. leadership, and will leave the world a more dangerous place by making it easier for #Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and other countries to follow suit. #IranDeal #JCPOA https://t.co/3QMP59I2wm
— David Mortlock (@yotus44) May 8, 2018
Trump's concerns about Iran are new.
From 2012 through 2016 he was in business with a family he knew was likely laundering money for Iran's Revolutionary Guard. https://t.co/i5fLaIfFUe
— Adam Davidson (@adamdavidson) May 8, 2018