Thursday, President Donald Trump blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), and his fellow Democrats for “being weak and passive with Iran.”
“Schumer and the Democrats are big fans of being weak and passive with Iran,” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “They have no clue as to the danger they would be inflicting on our Country. Iran is in financial chaos now because of the sanctions and Iran Deal termination. Dems put us in a bad place – but now good!”
Senator Schumer, who initially opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement the US entered into with Iran, did not respond to a request for comment.
The Trump Administration said earlier this week that although Iran has not begun moving towards making nuclear weapons, it has “publicly threatened to push the boundaries” of the agreement if they do not receive any benefit from it, according to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
President Trump hammered at his intelligence chiefs Wednesday after they told Congress that NKorea is unlikely to dismantle its nuclear arsenal and that the Iran nuclear deal is working.
President Trump disputed Mr. Coats’ statement Wednesday, telling US intelligence officials to “go back to school,” in a tweet.