Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, made an appearance on ABC’s ‘This Week’ earlier this morning.
During the interview, Priebus said the Iran nuclear agreement is on “life support.”
However, Priebus would not clarify whether or not President-elect Trump will get rid of the deal once sworn into office.
Priebus said, “I think it’s on life support. I’ll put it that way. But I’m not here to declare one way or another, ultimately, where this is going to go.”
Priebus did confirm that Trump believes the deal is a disaster: “I know the president-elect does not like the Iran deal; he thinks it is really, really bad. And that’s sort of the starting point on that discussion.”
With Priebus unwilling to commit, the focus now turns to Donald Trump and James Mattis.
Trump campaigned on the promise of ripping up the Iran deal if elected. The billionaire real estate mogul said it was the single worst deal he had ever seen in his lifetime.
However, Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, James Mattis, recently showed support for keeping the Iran deal in place during his confirmation hearings.
Mattis said, “I think it is an imperfect arms control agreement. It’s not a friendship treaty… But when America gives her word, we have to live up to it and work with our allies.”
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