On Tuesday, former President Obama said President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the JCPOA (Iran deal) was a “serious mistake.” Obama also said “the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America’s credibility.”
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell seems to totally agree:
Andrea Mitchell: Now, Other Countries Can't Trust U.S. Presidents To Make Lasting Agreementshttps://t.co/oGyfdRUB2d
— RCP Video (@rcpvideo) May 8, 2018
Michell says this as if it’s a new thing that can happen to agreements a president decides to enter into unilaterally without congressional consent:
So no matter what happens now, what they have basically said to the rest of the world is that we are not obeying an agreement that we signed. Now the United States of American under one administration can sign a deal, but it may not be accepted by future presidents.
“Live by pen & phone, die by pen & phone” seems to be a new concept to Andrea.
If they're approved by the Senate, as our Constitution requires.
— ParsingAmerica (@NoChromeHD) May 8, 2018
Sure they can. As long as they call them treaties, have broad public support, and receive the consent of the States’ representatives in the Senate. It’s a process outlined in the Constitution.
— Jim Goldsmith (@j_goldsmith) May 8, 2018
Maybe Team Obama’s arrogance was enhanced by the absolute certainty that Hillary Clinton would win and keep all of Obama’s legacy agenda items in place.
Those ratified by congress are trustworthy. Everything else is an agreement written on a bar napkin.
— epcpotown (@epcpotown) May 8, 2018
Good. We have multiple branches of government for a reason. https://t.co/mATRrYco9L
— CG's Intersectional Blockchain PitchBot (@cg_shadow) May 8, 2018
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) May 8, 2018
Seems Andrea needs it just as much, maybe more
— Jeff Dobbs (@jeffdobbs) May 8, 2018
Maybe Other Countries should not be #1 State Sponsors of Terror. https://t.co/d51z3xyDBV
— Brandon Moody (@brandonjmoody) May 9, 2018
Wrong again. This was not a treaty. Never voted on by the Senate. That is why President Trump did not need the Senate to undo it. Have you not read the Constitution of The United States of America? Do you job or get out of journalism
— Keith Sexton (@KeithSe38448931) May 8, 2018