Obama To Scott Walker: ‘Bone Up On Foreign Policy’ To Understand The Iran Deal (VIDEO)

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President Barack Obama slammed Scott Walker’s criticism of his Iran deal in a NPR interview released Tuesday. The Wisconsin governor, a frontrunner to win the Republican nomination for president, has pledged to dismiss our nuclear deal with Iran on his first day as commander-in-chief.

Obama called Walker’s pledge “foolish” and suggested the governor will agree with him after he has had a chance to “bone up” on foreign policy.

In a March interview with right wing radio host, Hugh Hewitt, the governor said he would reject the Iran deal on day one of a Walker presidency.

“The concept of a nuclear Iran is not only problematic for Iran, and certainly for Israel, but it opens the doors,” said Walker. “You’re going to have plenty others in the region… They’re going to want to have a nuclear weapon if the Iranians have a nuclear weapon.”

Obama responded to Walker’s criticism of his nuclear negotiations with Iran during the interview,

“I am confident that any president who gets elected will be knowledgeable enough about foreign policy and knowledgeable enough about the traditions and precedents of presidential power that they won’t start calling to question the capacity of the executive branch of the United States to enter into agreements with other countries,” said Obama.

Speaking directly to Walker’s pledge to dismiss our hard-fought nuclear deal with Iran, Obama hit back hard,

“It would be a foolish approach to take, and, you know, perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.”

Obama goes on to outline some of the consequences of Walker’s foolhardy rhetoric,

“If this starts being questioned, that’s going to be a problem for our friends and that’s going to embolden our enemies,” said President Obama.

Walker responded to Obama’s remarks later in the day Tuesday with the following statement,

“President Obama’s failed leadership has put him at odds with many across the country, including members of his own party, and key allies around the world. Americans would be better served by a president who spent more time working with governors and members of Congress rather than attacking them. Whether it is cutting a bad deal with Iran, calling ISIS the JV squad, or touting Yemen as a success story, Obama’s lack of leadership has hurt America’s safety and standing in the world.”

Walker obviously has no idea what he’s talking about and Obama called him out on it. Way to go, Obama!

Watch Obama take Walker to task in this report filed by NPR. Skip to 17:58 for the question about Walker:

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info