The Washington Post is reporting that Trump is planning to "decertify" the Iran deal, leaving Congress holding a bag of turds and Iran free to develop a nuclear weapons program. The plan is for Trump to say certification is not in the national interest, but apparently leaving Iran free to develop nukes is.
Because our 'president' is indeed a "fcking moron" and now we know why Rex Tillerson called him that.
Here is the insane "plan" they're leaking as a trial balloon, apparently.
Trump is expected to deliver a speech, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 12, laying out a larger strategy for confronting the nation it blames for terrorism and instability throughout the Middle East.
Under what is described as a tougher and more comprehensive approach, Trump would open the door to modifying the landmark 2015 agreement he has repeatedly bashed as a raw deal for the United States. But for now he would hold off on recommending that Congress reimpose sanctions on Iran that would abrogate the agreement, said four people familiar with aspects of the president’s thinking.
According to CNN's Elise LaBott in the video above, Trump really doesn't like having to say Iran is complying with the terms of the deal every 90 days, so he wants to "decertify" it in order to make Congress come up with a legislative solution where he could report to Congress on everything Iran is doing. Of course, the nuclear issues were separated from others in order to get the deal at all and stop Iran from making nuclear weapons. Trump wants to be able to slap sanctions on Iran for whatever he feels like whenever he feels like, without regard to the deal.
So he'll let them make nukes.
This. is. madness.
Transcript of LaBott's report:
That's right. And we understand, Amara and Michael, that he isn't necessarily walking away from the deal. What he's doing is kind of kicking the can to Congress. Having them make a decision, by decertifying, he's essentially saying that the Iran deal is not in the U.S. national interest.
But we understand, there are some secret kind of plans going on behind the scenes. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has been working with members of Congress, particularly Senator Bob Corker, the Senate -- the Senate Foreign Relations committee chair.
And what they're doing is rewriting this legislation by which the certification is made. The problem for President Trump isn't necessarily the Iran deal. It's the idea that he has to recertify every 90 days. He has this political headache every 90 days that he has to recertify the deal.
And so, what Secretary Tillerson and Corker are doing is trying to compartmentalize the Iran deal.
So what we think is going to happen is, President Trump is going to decertify. Congress is going to kind of work this new legislation, asking President Trump to report every 90 days, about Iran's broader behavior -- those ballistic missile tests, its human rights violation, its other activity in the region.
And this way, the US kind of stays in the deal. President Trump avoids this political headache every 90 days, and then they can focus on what they're really concerned about, which is Iran's broader behavior. Because not only do the other countries involved in this deal, but the United States also admits that Iran is technically complying with the deal.
The problem President Trump had with it is that it didn't include all these other issues. So this is a way to kind of, you know, square that circle.
Our moron "president" doesn't want the headache of keeping nukes out of Iran's hands. Because really, he's just a damned fcking moron.