Donald Trump: Iran Not Messing with Me like It Did Barack Obama

n this March 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is getting wise to his staff. He's on to their stall tactics and attempts to steer him to their favored options. Fourteen months into his administration, …
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President Donald Trump, in a Fox & Friends phone interview Thursday morning, promised to be much tougher on Iran, calling the country a “real problem,” but he said it did not appear to be as aggressive to the United States as it was under former President Barack Obama.

“All they do is scream, ‘Death to America! Death to America!'” Trump said. “And, by the way, they’re not screaming it so much anymore. They were screaming with him. They don’t scream it with me.”

“We haven’t seen their little boats circling our ships in the ocean lately because they know if they do circle the ships, they’re not going to be there very long,” he said.

The president discussed the Iran nuclear deal during the interview.

Trump said he was clear in his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron that he did not like the “horrible” Iran deal under the Obama administration.

“He understands where I’m coming from with respect to Iran,” he said. “Iran is a real problem for this country.”

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