We didn't want it from the beginning, and we still don't want it now.
For all of the conversation about the Iran deal, and specifically how much (insert European country here) wanted us to stay in it but there's been a notable absence in the reporting on what we want. Sure, it's no surprise that a MSM that was heavily invested in the Obama administration and is heavily invested in opposition to President Trump would likely perpetuate the narrative of those desirous of us staying in the deal but this is different.
Because when it comes to the Iran deal we didn't want it and we still don’t.
According to the Pew Research Center:
- 33% of Americans approved of the Iran deal in 2015
- Now, three years later, only 32% of Americans do
Once again, we see President Trump doing what a majority of Americans want on policy. It's a reminder about the dichotomy between President Trump and President Obama.
While President Obama was generally liked by most Americans, his policy decisions generally weren't (Affordable Care Act, Tax increases via the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, toppling the Libyan government/handling of Bengasi and this Iran deal are examples). Conversely, despite lower personal approval ratings for President Trump, his policy decisions are widely favored by Americans (Lower taxes, his handling of regulations/the economy, end of the individual mandate for healthcare, moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the handling of the Syrian conflict and the ending of this Iran deal are examples).
Perhaps the substance over the style is beginning to be recognized by Americans as the President's approval ratings rise.