Trump: Schumer doesn't really believe US should have stayed in Iran deal

Trump: Schumer doesn't really believe US should have stayed in Iran deal
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE slammed Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerData confirm that marijuana decriminalization is long overdue Pollster: Kavanaugh will get Dem votes Democrats slam Trump for considering Putin’s ’absurd’ request to question Americans MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday for saying he should not have pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, tweeting that, in reality, Schumer does not believe the U.S. should have stayed in the deal.


Trump also targeted Schumer's defense of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE after the president fired him last year, saying Schumer thought Comey was terrible before he was fired.  

Schumer quickly hit back at Trump on Twitter, citing first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpSoccer ball Putin gifted to Trump gets routine security screening Kavanaugh returns questionnaire to Senate panel Trump says he 'did nothing wrong' after Cohen tape revelation MORE's new anti-bullying initiative "Be Best."

The president had ripped Schumer's Iran position during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, saying that "they were totally" against the deal from the beginning.

"They don’t say it with their full throat; they don’t say it with heart,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting. “Because they have one problem: They were totally against it. Like Chuck Schumer was totally against the deal. He voted against the deal.”

“It’s like, oh, perhaps he changed his mind. But, by the way, the deal only got worse," the president continued.

Trump announced Tuesday he would pull the U.S. from the multination deal, which gave Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for accepting limits on its nuclear program.

The president's move marked the fulfillment of one of his major campaign promises. 

Schumer originally opposed the deal in 2015 after the Obama administration helped broker it.

"I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval," Schumer said in 2015.

“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.”