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 TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE slammed Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar 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 ComeyIf Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report Hillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records 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 TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Schwarzenegger tells Trump to 'listen to the first lady' before attacking McCain The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain 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.”