Barack Obama’s two terms in office were defined by his efforts to intentionally weaken the United States.
But there was one betrayal that was unforgiveable on every level.
And the last person you would ever expect just called out Obama for his act of treason.
Donald Trump made withdrawing from Barack Obama’s Iran deal a centerpiece of his campaign.
Trump labeled the deal as the “worst in history” because Obama funneled palates full of cash to Iran which allowed them to acquire a nuclear weapon once the agreement’s sunset clause kicked in.
When Trump withdrew from the deal in May, Trump supporters cheered that the days of appeasing terrorist regimes was over.
Meanwhile, members of the “resistance” and the media whined in protest that Trump was undoing Obama’s “legacy” and putting the world at risk of war.
But as it turns out, Trump had some backup from unexpected sources.
James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence under Barack Obama, wrote in his book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence,” that Obama gave up too much in the Iran deal.
“When the final Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—was signed on July 14, I knew that Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu was probably furious, and truthfully, I, too, felt we had given away too much for what we’d gotten from Iran…”
Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence continued criticizing the deal, declaring that it could one day lead to Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon: “Iran agreed to keep all of these stipulations in place for ten years, a period I wished were longer, but that was not my call. None of this turned Iran into a “shining city on a hill,” but that was never the intent. We had taken a potential nuclear weapon out of their hands for at least a decade…”
While Clapper goes on to say he thinks the deal was the right thing to do, his reservations prove that Trump’s objections to the deal were shared across the political spectrum.
Clapper’s criticism is stunning because he has been a staunch Obama loyalist and critic of Donald Trump.
But the Iran deal was such a disaster of epic proportions that even one of Obama’s key advisors was forced to admit Obama gave away the store.
Obama was desperate for a deal with Iran so he could claim a “legacy” achievement before he left office.
That anxiety about how the history books would perceive his Presidency led Obama to enter into one of the most disastrous agreements in American history.
But Obama’s deal – which benefited the Iranians at the expense of American national security – led many Americans to be receptive of Trump’s message of putting America First.
Americans were thrilled when Trump followed through on his promise because it represented a new day in American leadership.
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