There’s Only One Reason Why Trump Has Decided to Violate the Iran Nuclear Deal

Anyone who was surprised by yesterday’s news that Donald Trump will violate the nuclear deal with Iran obviously hasn’t been paying attention. Since the moment he took office, it wasn’t a matter of if this was going to happen — just when.

And let’s make one thing perfectly clear: this is Trump publicly stating that the United States’ word is meaningless and we’re going to violate our agreement with Iran.

Well that day came Tuesday when Trump made it official that, despite pleas from many of our allies, he was effectively removing the United States from the deal and re-issuing sanctions against Iran.

While this move is unquestionably going to spawn days worth of debate over the “why” he made this decision, it’s not really all that complicated.

It’s because Barack Obama signed it.

Trump’s “presidency” can largely be summarized as, “Whatever Obama did, Trump opposes it.”

From removing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, to banning transgender Americans from serving in the military, ending DACA, and, of course, trying to end Obamacare, it’s clear Trump’s main driving force behind many of the decisions he makes as “president” is finding out what Obama supported — then simply doing the opposite.

It’s as pathetic as it is predictable.

So when my friend messaged me yesterday saying, “Well, it looks like we pulled out of the Iran deal.”

My response was simple: “Yeah, of course we did — Obama agreed to it.”

If you listen to Trump’s reasoning for this move, it’s the same exact answer he gives for everything. ‘It’s a terrible deal. Possibly the worst deal I’ve ever seen.’

He never offers any sort of specifics as to why these deals he opposes are terrible. Well, let me correct that — he never offers any factual specifics as to why these deals are bad.

As we all know, Trump can give plenty of specifics when he feels like it. The problem is, most of them are pure fiction. Made up delusions from a man who seems to think reality is whatever he says it is.


Not only am I confident Trump’s never actually read what’s in the nuclear deal with Iran, but he probably couldn’t cite two facts about the thing. All he knows is Obama signed it, therefore he’s going to oppose it.

I know that sounds overly simplistic and pathetically childish, because it is — but it’s also true.

Just look at his comments about DACA he made a few weeks ago where, despite ending the program months ago, he proved that he actually has no idea what the program is or who even qualifies for it.

Trump was never able to defeat Obama while our 44th president was in office. He was too much of a coward to run against him and all his efforts to slander him prior to his 2012 re-election failed. The jealousy Trump has toward Obama is palpable. Donald Trump will never admit it, but he knows he could never beat Barack Obama and will never be as respected as our 44th president.

Hell, Trump’s biggest “claim to fame as president” is bragging about the strong economy Obama left him that he lied about up until the very moment he could “take credit” for it.

As I told a Trump supporter friend of mine recently, “Your president’s biggest bragging point has been something he’s had almost nothing to do with, which coincidentally proves how dishonest and full of crap he was about the economy prior to being elected.”

The bottom line is, when it comes to Donald Trump, there are really only two questions that need to be asked whenever wondering what stance he’s going to take on an issue:

  1. Does it benefit his own self interests?
  2. Does it undo something Obama signed while in office?

Because that’s what happens when a self-serving, egotistical, petty, insecure con artist gets elected “president.”

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.