Nicolle Wallace: Trump Owes Former Presidents Bush, Obama an Apology for ‘Smear and Slander’


Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” former White House communications director for President George W. Bush and host Nicolle Wallace said President Donald Trump should apologize for claiming “President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls,” to families of fallen soldiers. Wallace said “I couldn’t even get my thoughts together on the news the president made and the slander, really, against his predecessors to suggest they didn’t call fam — didn’t call families of the fallen. Obviously, it’s different. President Bush took the country to war, so it’s a different thing. But it destroyed him, and he wanted to be destroyed by the grief that he felt for every family who made the sacrifice. He went to Walter Reed more times than anyone has a count of. He called as soon as a call would be received by him. It was with every fiber of his being that he sought to deliver comfort. I cannot imagine a scenario where he would have stood up and tried to — I just — explain this to me.” She added “He owes those two presidents an apology before the end of the day. That’s a smear and slander, the likes of which
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Trump Keeps Iran Deal, Refuses to Certify Compliance to Congress


President Donald Trump will not re-certify to Congress Iranian compliance with the landmark nuclear deal signed in 2015 under under President Barack Obama, but will keep the agreement itself in place. Congress will be urged to pass new “trigger points” to hold the Iranians to account and the Treasury Department will be directed to place additional sanctions on the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a wing of the Iranian military accused of terrorist acts in support of the Iranian regime throughout the region. “The President has come to the conclusion that he cannot certify … that the sanctions relief we provided [Iran] is proportionate to the benefit we are seeing,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a Thursday evening press conference call where he and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster laid out the broad strokes of what a White House fact sheet referred to as “President Donald J. Trump‘s New Strategy on Iran.” The plan, according to McMaster, was the product of “months of an inter-agency process.” The administration will not certify to Congress Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, or that the sanctions relief given under the
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