Trump: Iran Deal Is ‘Terrible,’ Because ‘Persians Are Great Negotiators’ (VIDEO)

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July 10, 2015 6:58 a.m.

Presidential candidate and reported GOP front-runner Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s negotiations with Iran in a video that aired Thursday, noting that “the Persians are great negotiators.”

“We are making a terrible deal,” Trump told CNN in a sit-down interview that the channel has aired in pieces throughout this week. “We have the wrong people negotiating for us.”

“The Persians are great negotiators,” he added. “They are laughing at the stupidity of the deal we’re making on nuclear.”

Trump called for more sanctions on the Islamic Republic and also recovery of American citizens held in Iran, “held in the worst prisons, they say, in the world.”

The remarks echoed the harsher words of Trump-critic and fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who in June said that his time working in a pool room taught him that “the Iranians are liars.

“This negotiation should have taken a week,” Trump added during his interview. “That’s because I’m being generous — should have taken a day — but it should have taken a week. This is going on forever!”

Watch the clip, via Mediaite:

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