President Donald Trump's big speech about the situation in Iran is not getting strong early reviews, in no small part because he spent much of it blaming former President Barack Obama for the current tensions with Tehran.
Even though Trump ripped up the nuclear arms control deal that Obama had negotiated and reapplied harsh economic sanctions, he nonetheless blamed his predecessor for the recent hostilities with Iran.
Trump also regularly mangled several words and constantly sniffled during the speech, which led to jokes that he must have taken an excess quantity of Adderall.
Check out some of the reactions to Trump's speech below.
If President Trump was so concerned about Iran not getting nuclear weapons he should not have violated the anti-nuc… https://t.co/BtUgmbagzC— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild) 1578501153.0
He’s mangled what, three phrases in the last 60 seconds?— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner) 1578501348.0
I was kind of hoping he would stop boxing himself in here, but that was too much to hope for. Looks like the cost o… https://t.co/c5jUFFm5kO— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1578501168.0
our adderall-addict-in-chief is sniffing up a storm at that lectern— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1578501419.0
Nothing screams out national unity like a cheap shot at your predecessor as president— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter) 1578501243.0
Unfocused. Felt all over the place. Great that he reached out to involve NATO. Good he stayed calm. Too much score-… https://t.co/6GEPQrEO0N— Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) 1578501853.0
So... that was it? No military response (good), new sanctions (there’s not much left to sanction), more NATO in the… https://t.co/TZPiwxYxHV— Andrey Baklitskiy (@Andrey Baklitskiy) 1578501698.0
Trump lies all the time and networks should *never* carry his remarks live. There should always be a time-delay for fact checking.— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman) 1578501205.0