Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that he and fellow GOP candidate and “friend” Ted Cruz are “doing something very big” within the next two weeks in Washington.
Trump told a group of reporters after a campaign event in Greenville, S.C. that “It is essentially a protest against the totally incompetent deal that we’re doing with Iran.”
“We’re going to have a tremendous crowd come out,” he promised.
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One of the candidate’s biggest complaints against the deal is the release of tens of billions of dollars to the rogue regime.
“By the way, even if you break it up, they are going to get $150 billion,” he said. “You know what I’d do? I wouldn’t give them the money. I don’t care what the deal — I would not give them the money.”
The Cruz campaign later told TheBlaze that the Texas senator “has invited Donald Trump to join him on the Capitol grounds for a rally to call on members of Congress to defeat the catastrophic deal that the Obama Administration has struck with the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
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The Tea Party Patriots, Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America are sponsoring the event, which will take place on Capitol Hill, according to campaign spokesman Catherine Frazier.
“We are thankful for all their hard work on this effort and will have more details on time, date, and location as they are finalized,” she added.
Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, said the rally is tentatively slated for Sept. 9. He said he welcomed Trump’s involvement and the attention he would bring to the Iran agreement’s opposition.
“Anybody who’s in public life and opposed to the deal, it’s useful to have them speak out and oppose this catastrophe,” Klein said. “It’s not a bad deal, it’s a catastrophe. Every American should be freaking out about arming and funding the Hitler of the day.”
Cruz has been outspoken in his opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal, going so far as to introduce legislation to delay the vote until the details of all the so-called “side deals” are known, The Hill reports.
The senator released a statement earlier this month going after the verification regime, or lack thereof, established by the deal:
“…this deal is not materially different than simply calling the Iranian supreme leader, asking if they’re developing nuclear weapons, and taking his word for it when he says ‘no.’
“The idea that we would trust Iran to inspect their own facilities takes a level of gullibility and naiveté that exceeds the standards even of the Obama Administration. Nobody would sign this agreement without knowing full well that the predictable and certain outcome of this agreement is that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons. And no one in their right mind would want a regime that is led by a radical, theocratic Ayatollah, who chants ‘Death to America,’ to acquire nuclear weapons.
“In my view, the Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic, and there is no higher priority over the next 60 days than to energize and mobilize the American people to reach out to every member of Congress, Republican and Democrat, and urge them to reject this deal.”
A vote in Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear deal is expected in September.
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