I’m sure Scott Walker thinks Obama is a fool for even making such a deal in the first place.
President Barack Obama swatted away as “foolish” pledges from would-be 2016 presidential candidates to undo the nuclear deal being finalized with Iran if elected.
Obama was responding to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who vowed last week to pull the U.S. out of a nuclear deal with Iran on day one of his presidency — that is, if he decides to run and is elected. Walker is near the top of recent polling among potential Republican presidential contenders.
“It would be a foolish approach to take, and, you know, perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way,” Obama said in an interview with NPR published Tuesday.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, also a potential GOP contender, took the same position as Walker on Monday, swearing to “invalidate” the Iran accord as “one of my first actions in office” if he were elected President.
Walker hit back in a Tuesday statement to CNN, knocking Obama for his “failed leadership.”
“Americans would be better served by a president who spent more time working with governors and members of Congress rather than attacking them,” Walker said.
Read more: CNN