President Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to accuse Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) of hypocrisy for opposing his decision to decertify the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.
“Dem Senator Chuck Schumer hated the Iran deal made by President Obama, but now that I am involved he is OK with it. Tell that to Israel, Chuck!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Schumer broke from the White House and voted in a favor of a motion to disapprove of the nuclear deal, which he opposed while it was being negotiated.
However, he has offered support for keeping the deal in place, arguing that since previously imposed sanctions have been lifted under the deal it would not make sense for the United States to walk away from the deal.
“The @SenateDems agree with #SecDef Mattis and General Dunford. We won’t allow the Iran deal to be undone,” Schumer said Friday.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and the Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford reportedly support keeping the deal in place.
Trump’s decision on Friday to decertify the Iran nuclear does not kill the deal, but initiates a 60-window for Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran.