On Fox News, former Trump adviser claimed he, Steve Bannon, and Trump wanted to scuttle Iran deal months ago

Sebastian Gorka claimed Trump “was not happy” with cabinet members supportive of maintaining nuclear pact

From the October 5 edition of Fox News' Fox News Tonight:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): President Trump called President Obama's Iran nuclear deal “the worst deal ever negotiated” during the campaign, and many agreed even when it was released. And today, The Washington Post is reporting the president is expected to decertify the accord next week. It’s got to be renewed, I think, every 30 to 90 days. But a source tells Fox News’ John Roberts that the president hasn’t made any decisions about the deal.


KILMEADE: It’s amazing the major decisions that have to be decided by this president quickly. So, it’s time to open up the Gorka folder and talk to Dr. Sebastian Gorka. Dr. Gorka, you know this deal very well and you have opinions on it before you enter the White House, and before you even joined the Trump team. So, your thoughts about what the president is going to do. It’s not as easy as “just get out,” is it? Because there is a downside because they've got everything -- everything first. They got their money, they got the sanctions lifted, and they were welcomed into the international community.

SEBASTIAN GORKA: And the bottom line is, Brian, the Iran deal did not stop Iran getting the bomb. This is the biggest gaping wound of this deal is that we gave billions and billions of dollars under the Obama regime. And they continue to behave badly and it just delayed their acquisition of the bomb. So, I was in the White House, in the Oval, the day -- the last time we re-certified. We had key members of the cabinet there -- [Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson, [National Security Advisor] H.R. McMaster, [Treasury Secretary Steve] Mnuchin, myself, and [former White House chief strategist] Steve Bannon. And it was only me, Steve, and the president who were against re-certification. And the president was not happy. He was not happy that he was being told by his key cabinet members we have to re-certify because the reasons were not ones he believed in.


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