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Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama, took to Twitter on Wednesday to take a shot at President Donald Trump for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Rhodes claimed Trump was harming the prospects of peace for a political promise he “doesn't even understand.”
In addition to making goal of peace even less possible, Trump is risking huge blowback against the US and Americans. For no reason other than a political promise he doesn't even understand. https://t.co/NxJU1NeIDZ
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 6, 2017
Some on Twitter were quick to remind Rhodes of his part in the Iran deal, a country opposed to the existence of Israel and supported terrorist groups responsible for carrying out attacks against them.
Man who helped give Iran untold billions and legalized their nuclear program has some thoughts on how recognizing the capital of an ally will destabilize the region.https://t.co/RA3Ed5qUoS
— Parker O'Brien (@parks_dept) December 6, 2017
A video surfaced of Obama calling Jerusalem the capital of Israel in 2008:
But in defense of Rhodes and Obama, Obama didn't mean it and welched anyway.
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) December 6, 2017
Senate was unanimous in urging him to do this — 90-0. Did they not understand as well? https://t.co/PR2z9yfUmq
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) December 6, 2017
— Lovable Fuzzball (@Arkidana) December 6, 2017
Rhodes once led journalists to believe a misleading narrative on negotiations with Iran, hoping they would create an “echo chamber” helping to sway public opinion in favor of the deal in 2013.