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 TrumpEx-DOJ official Rosenstein says he was not aware of subpoena targeting Democrats: report Ex-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' MORE slammed Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerIt's not just Manchin: No electoral mandate stalls Democrats' leftist agenda DOJ to probe Trump-era subpoenas of lawmaker records Democrats demand Barr, Sessions testify on Apple data subpoenas 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 ComeyMystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom Trump DOJ seized phone records of New York Times reporters 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 TrumpJill Biden, Kate Middleton visit school together in first meeting Jill Biden wears 'LOVE' jacket 'to bring unity' to meeting with Boris Johnson White House gets back to pre-COVID-19 normality 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.”