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 TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE slammed Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerUS national security policy in the 117th Congress and a new administration Voters say Biden should make coronavirus vaccine a priority: poll New York City subway service could be slashed 40 percent, officials warn 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 ComeyThe new marshmallow media in the Biden era McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory 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 TrumpMelania Trump welcomes Christmas tree to White House President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Trumps to spend Thanksgiving at White House instead of traveling to Florida 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.”