US President Donald Trump went rogue on Iran deal, health care: Nancy Pelosi

October 16, 2017 6:02 pm

President gives a thumbs-up at the Secret Service James J. Rowley training facility in Maryland, on October 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

House Minority Leader says President Trump went rogue with his decisions on the Iran nuclear deal and health care.
Democratic leader in the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump “went rogue” with his decisions to end health care subsidies and “decertify” the nuclear agreement with Iran.
“This week, the week of Friday the 13th, is the week that President Trump went rogue,” Pelosi, Democrat of California, told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“He went rogue on women’s health in particular, the Affordable Care Act, the Iran decision that he made. And … he continues his war on the middle class with his unfair tax plan.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a conference at the US Capitol, October 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

President Trump signed an executive order rolling back a mandate that required employers to provide insurance coverage for birth control under the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
In another ruling, Trump also cut off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients.
In another blow to Obama’s legacy, Trump on Friday announced he would no longer certify the Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), passing the buck to Congress to decide the next move.
The president threatened to terminate the international accord if Congress and US allies failed to amend the nuclear accord.
Pelosi said all these policy shifts showed “the chaos that exists in the White House right now,” adding that “either the president doesn’t know, or he doesn’t care.”
“Maybe he’s being ill-advised, I don’t know,” the House minority leader said. “But I do know that when he speaks, he does not speak from the basis of knowledge.”
Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, has also echoed the same sentiments, accusing Trump of failing to lead the nation on key issues.
In a tweet on Saturday, Sen. Schumer cited Trump’s handling of the Iran nuclear deal, Obamacare and hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as examples of his failures in recent weeks.
The Senate minority leader said the president kept throwing “destructive bones to his base” and then asking “Congress to fix it.”
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