MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Suggests Trump Pulled Out of Iran Deal to ‘Deflect’ From Scandals

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski made clear her opposition to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal on Morning Joe Wednesday, questioning the president’s sanity and suggesting the decision had political motives. Trump announced on Tuesday that he would be withdrawing the US from the Obama-era agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In the deal’s place, Trump said the US would impose the “highest level” of sanctions on the country. The decision came in spite of pleas from America’s allies in Europe, notably France, Germany and the UK, to remain in the deal and work to improve it. “This does draw us more into the Middle East,” Brzezinski said. “Our allies are upset, for sure, at a time when I think the president’s sanity is being questioned globally.” “It was a campaign promise, it does appeal possibly to his base,” Brzezinski added. “But the totality of this president’s behavior decisions does lead me to question why he does anything, and whether or not it’s to deflect from something else. I don’t think he has the moral compass to make a decision based on our own national security even, at this point.” The BBC’s Katty Kay added that the administration doesn’t seem to have a plan B, putting the US in a “precarious position” with Iran. Watch above, via MSNBC. [image via screengrab] — Follow Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) on Twitter

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