In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that’s set to air on Sunday at 10 a.m EST, President Obama doubled down on his rhetoric from Thursday where he compared Republican opposition to his Iran deal with “those hardliners chanting death to America” in Iran.

Because, he totally believes it. From CNN:

President Barack Obama is standing by his comparison between Iranian hardliners and Republicans who he says are dead set on derailing any nuclear deal.

“What I said is absolutely true, factually,” Obama told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an interview that will air in full Sunday.

“The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds Force, hardliners who are implacably opposed to any cooperation with the international community,” Obama said.

Here’s a preview:

Does this mean that Sen. Schumer stands with the Iranian hardliners, too?

Anyway, President Obama can’t be too concerned about the Iran deal as he left earlier today for a 17-day vacation where he’ll hobnob with wealthy hardliners on Martha’s Vineyard:

But it’s a working vacation, thanks to Senator Schumer:

Heh. Serves him right.


‘Lost touch with reality’: Obama says Iranians chanting ‘Death to America’ are ‘making common cause’ with the GOP