Chuck Schumer’s mindless opposition to Donald Trump just came back to bite him.
The Democrat leader came out guns blazing to Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
But Trump silenced Schumer with one tweet about a secret from Schumer’s past.
Trump blasted “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” for opposing his decision to tear up the Iran deal because three years ago Schumer opposed Obama entering into the agreement in the first place.
Senator Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fought hard against the Bad Iran Deal, even going at it with President Obama, & then Voted AGAINST it! Now he says I should not have terminated the deal – but he doesn’t really believe that! Same with Comey. Thought he was terrible until I fired him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
Trump’s jab at Schumer was in response to the Democrat leader attacking him for taking a position he himself once held.
USA Today reports:
“Democrats said Trump’s gave up his leverage in any future negotiations and slammed the president for shunning America’s allies in the pact.
“To me, the greatest worries from Iran are not right now on the nuclear side, but what they’re doing in Syria, what they’re doing to arm Hezbollah with rockets, what they’re doing with” ballistic missiles, said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of New York.
Schumer opposed the deal three years ago but said it’s a mistake to walk away now.
“The right thing to do would have been to try to come up, with our allies, with an agreement on those issues and let the nuclear part of this continue as it is, because it’s not being violated in any way,” he argued.”
Schumer was one of the many Democrats who flip-flopped on the Iran deal.
Obama did not submit the agreement for ratification as a treaty because it would not have received the 67 votes necessary.
And the chief reason that was the case was because Democrats – led by Chuck Schumer – largely opposed the deal.
Schumer explained his decision to oppose the deal in a press release.
“Admittedly, no one can tell with certainty which way Iran will go. It is true that Iran has a large number of people who want their government to decrease its isolation from the world and focus on economic advancement at home. But it is also true that this desire has been evident in Iran for thirty-five years, yet the Iranian leaders have held a tight and undiminished grip on Iran, successfully maintaining their brutal, theocratic dictatorship with little threat. Who’s to say this dictatorship will not prevail for another ten, twenty, or thirty years?
To me, the very real risk that Iran will not moderate and will, instead, use the agreement to pursue its nefarious goals is too great.
Therefore, I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power. Better to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other nations, and pursue the hard-trodden path of diplomacy once more, difficult as it may be.
For all of these reasons, I believe the vote to disapprove is the right one.”
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