President Donald Trump is set to make an announcement on Friday that has liberals everywhere up in arms.
Daily Mail reported that during a speech tomorrow, Trump will announce whether he plans decertify an Iran deal he has ripped as a “disaster.” Trump has already issued certifications about the agreement despite his complaints twice, and faces another deadline imposed by the law that created it on October 15. The White House has briefed congressional sources ahead of tomorrow’s announcement.
The Iran deal has effectively torn apart Trump’s administration, since though the president hates the deal that was drawn up by Barack Obama, he has been coached by leading advisors that it would be prudent not to walk away. Trump reportedly “threw a fit” when he was advised by Defense Secretary James Mattis and security adviser H.R. McMaster that the deal offered stability.
“He was furious. Really furious. It’s clear he felt jammed,” said a White House source familiar with the meeting.
Seeing this, McMaster drew up a plan that could allow Trump to fulfill his personal need to decertify the plan while putting the final move in the hands of Congress.
“McMaster realized we just cannot come back here next time with a binary option — certify or decertify,” a source said. “He put his team to work on a range of other options, including a decertification option that would involve Congress.”
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, Trump said that the Iran nuclear agreement “was one of the most incompetently drawn deals” because the United States “got nothing” out of it.
“They got a path to nuclear weapons very quickly,” Trump said. “Think of this one – $1.7 billion in cash – this is cash out of your pocket. You know how many airplane loads that must be?”
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