Against a backdrop of pomp and circumstance President Trump welcomed his good friend French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House last Tuesday; however the joyful mood quickly turned somber with a blunt warning from the President when the subject of Iran came up, regarding Iran’s boast of restarting their nuclear program, if the deal falls through.
“It won’t be so easy for them [Iran] to restart it. They’re not going to be restarting anything,” Trump said. “If they restart it, they’re going to have big problems, bigger than they ever had before. And you can mark it down. If they restart their nuclear program they will have bigger problems than they ever had before.”
The President, hosting his first state visit, welcomed the French President and his wife as the two leaders playfully embraced one another with overstated glad-handing and even a few kisses were thrown in.
“It’s an honor to call you my friend,” Trump said, after predicting Macron would be a historic leader of France.
Adding; “We have a very special relationship; in fact, I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off. We have to make him perfect, he is perfect.” The humorous reference was in regards to a tiny piece of lint on Macron’s suit jacket that the President brushed off.
At a joint news conference at the White House, the two leaders seemed in accord with one another regarding America’s long-term commitment in Syria and whether the President would withdraw U.S. troops, which proved to be a strategic blunder for Obama in Iraq.
However, the subject of Iran’s nuclear agreement presented a unique dilemma for these two “best friends” and world allies. The President, however, remained firm in his criticism of past administrations regarding America’s roll in the Middle East, and especially the disastrous 2013 Iran Deal.
Nevertheless, the President appeared willing to discuss with his French counterpart America’s continued involvement in Syria and perhaps even discuss a new agreement with Iran.
When asked specifically by a reporter about his long-term plans regarding Syria the President’s responded; “We’ll be coming home, but we want to leave a strong and lasting footprint.”
However when the subject of Iran comes up the President is quick to point out he inherited this monumental disaster from former President Obama and is now forced to deal with its ramifications.
Reminding reporters that when the deal was struck back in 2013, few legislators knew exactly what was in the deal, in that Obama purposely negotiated agreements in secret with the rogue régime, perhaps the most egregious was the secret side deal of giving 400 BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH, in the middle of the night to Tehran.
At first the Obama Administration denied the charge; however, when actual video footage appeared showing stacks of greenbacks being unloaded at the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, Obama had no recourse but to admit the payoff.
Moreover when pressed further admitted that the likelihood the cash would be used to fund terrorism was almost a certainty, in that Iran is the world’s most prolific state-sponsor of terrorist organizations around the world, and the chances that American lives would be lost was a real possibility
However perhaps the most stunning revelation is what Obama did just days before leaving office and the threat America and especially Israel face today.
The administration secretly released terrorists previously held by the United States, and then gave immunity to an Iranian operative who had smuggled parts needed to build a nuclear bomb into Iran from China.
The President has threatened he will not re-certify the Iran deal in its current form and is ready to pull out of the deal scheduled for May 12th.