Former President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden’s Iran policy and blamed the current President for Hamas’ sudden and deadly attack on Israel.
Trump said the war happened for three reasons:
- Oil revenue due to relaxed sanctions
- The U.S. perceived weakness in the area, and
- U.S.’s prisoner swap with Iran, freeing up $6b in Iranian funds
Democrats and Biden’s administration assert that Iran accelerated its nuclear weapon development after Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal. Trump’s sanctions failed to halt Iran’s nuclear progress, and the $6 billion owed to Iran for oil purchases remains unreleased.
Trump claimed global ridicule of Biden and cited his strict sanctions and independent exit from the Iran nuclear agreement as proof of his tougher stance on Iran if elected in 2024.
Simultaneously, he depicted Biden and his team as disconnected.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s recent remark that the Middle East is currently calmer than in the past two decades was highlighted.
Senator Tammy Duckworth, a key figure in Biden’s re-election campaign, countered Trump, stating, “Donald Trump’s continuous lies demonstrate his unsuitability to lead the United States globally.”
She emphasized that military leaders who served under Trump consistently said he made the nation less secure. Duckworth urged people not to view his self-serving comments as anything other than lies.
Republicans are quickly latching onto the war in the Gaza Strip to bash Biden’s foreign policy ahead of the 2024 election cycle.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News that the Middle Eastern war presents a great opportunity for Republicans to attack Biden’s foreign policy and highlight their own.
Trump continued to pound the hammer on his Truth Social account: “The same people that raided Israel are pouring into our once beautiful USA, through our TOTALLY OPEN SOUTHERN BORDER, at Record Numbers,” he wrote. “Are they planning an attack within our Country? Crooked Joe Biden and his BOSS, Barack Hussein Obama, did this to us!”