The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE and Republicans for his move to pull the U.S. from the multinational Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.
The tweet comes on the heels of Trump’s announcement that he will not renew U.S. sanction waivers under the agreement, potentially setting the course for the deal’s complete undoing.
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” the president said in an address from the Diplomatic Room in the White House.
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“It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement,” he continued, adding that the deal is “defective at its core.”
The agreement provided Iran was billions in sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear program, including international inspections.
News of the announced U.S. withdraw from the deal sparked outrage from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats introduce resolution condemning acts of violence against the press Schiff asks if defense resources provided intelligence during protests Schiff uses Tiananmen anniversary to condemn Trump’s response to protests MORE (D-Calif.) said in a statement Trump had made a mistake of “historic proportions,” while Senate Democratic Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Tim Scott to introduce GOP police reform bill next week MORE (Ill.) said the president’s decision increases the danger that Iran will restart its nuclear weapons program and threaten the whole of the Middle East.