Trump Just Hit Obama Right Where It Hurts
by Randy DeSoto, Western Journalism Donald Trump posted a new video on Instagram Wednesday hitting the Obama administration over the Iranian nuclear deal, which the presidential candidate describes as “terrible.” The video begins with audio from President Obama announcing the deal as: “A powerful display of American leadership and diplomacy shows what we can accomplish when we lead from a position of strength. Iran could move closer to a nuclear bomb.” (See video below).
Photos appear of the four U.S. hostages held by Iran: Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, former Marine Amir Hekmati, Washington Post Iran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian and retired FBI Agent Robert Levinson.
Trump told Sean Hannity after the deal was announced in July that if he had been negotiating it, release of the prisoners would have been a prerequisite to even starting the talks. The author of the 1980s runaway New York Times bestseller “The Art of the Deal” said with the United States having the leverage of tens of billions in frozen funds Iran wanted, negotiating a good deal would have been “such simple thing to do.” He added, “The whole thing is a disgrace that a deal like this could be signed…This is amateur night, I’ve never seen anything like it.” Byron York said “On the Record” of Trump’s 20-second Instagram video that will “play well with Republicans, who nearly unanimously disapprove of the deal.” “Just as we’ve seen in some of his videos attacking fellow candidates, he can be really, really effective in a short period of time,” York said. Trump’s video ends with the word: “It’s time for a real negotiator…Trump: Make America Great Again!”