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Donald Trump pumped up his fellow Republicans for the coming 2020 election–while also mocking the deal that the Obama administration negotiated in cooperation with several US allies to release frozen Iranian assets in exchange for a verifiable end to Iranian nuclear weapons development.
Trump has since taken steps to end that agreement.
“We are going win. By the way, one of the people that was confirmed by somebody else today on the other side, Democrat, we are saying that they would reinstitute — reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. Well, this is what you have. They want to reinstate the deal. It was a disaster for our country,” Trump said, speaking to a Jewish Republican Coalition gathering in Las Vegas, Nev. “We gave $150 billion, $1.8 billion in cash, what does that look like? Airplanes loaded up with cash, how stupid was that deal? They want to reinstate it.
“Republicans are going to win the White House, we are going to retake the House, we are going keep the Senate and we are once again going to be in a position, in my opinion, like never ever before, stronger than we’ve ever been before.
“There is more spirit for the Republican Party right now than I’ve ever seen. They keep talking about the spirit of the Democrat party. There’s more spirit for Republicans in my opinion by far–we may express somewhat differently and that’s okay–more spirit than I have ever seen and I’ve now been doing this for a little while,” Trump enthused. “Not too long. I’m one for one. One for one. I want to be two for two and then we relax.”