Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday after President Barack Obama’s defense at a at a press conference earlier in the day.
Perry, who is one of 15 Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination, called Obama a “very naive man” who is not “dealing with reality” with this deal.
“What I saw out of this president today, and this is of great consternation to me, it’s of great concern, I saw a very, very naïve man who does not know how the world works, who cannot put the dots together, and stood in front of the American people and said I really don’t care if Congress likes this or not, I’m going to do it,” Perry told radio host Hugh Hewitt.
“But the two things that I, I mean, trusting a country that has this long, long record of untrustworthiness, and naively standing up in front of the American people and saying this is the only thing I care about is this very narrow issue of whether or not they’re going to get a nuclear capability, and I think probably the reason he’s tried to paint it down to that very narrow issue is because he knows he could never get an agreement when it came to stopping Iran from being a major exporter of terrorism in the region,” Perry said. “He could never get an agreement to allow for true examinations of their nuclear capabilities. Again, it was this thing was troubling on so many fronts.
The former Texas governor added the deal is “exactly what we’ve come to expect” from Obama, pointing to the opening of relations with the Cuban regime over the past eight months.
“Exactly what we’ve come to expect out of this president,” Perry said. “Whether it was the deal that he made with Cuba, and now this deal with Iran, you know, I don’t want to be over the top here, but this is a president that’s not dealing with reality.”