U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denounces the Iran nuclear agreement, telling a campaign rally in South Carolina that the deal won't prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denounced the Iran nuclear agreement on Wednesday evening (January 27), telling a campaign rally in South Carolina that the deal would not prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Trump said the deal gave Iran $150 billion dollars, which Iran is now spending on European products, rather than on American goods. "They ordered 114 planes, Airbus planes, made in Europe, not Boeing," he told the cheering crowd. And he asserted his belief that Iran will use the money to purchase the nuclear weapons that the deal prohibits them from developing themselves. "Now they take the $150 billion, they start buying missiles from Russia," he said. "What the hell do they have to worry about nuclear? They can just buy it, they're going to buy it," he said. The rally comes one day after the real estate mogul withdrew from a Republican debate scheduled for Thursday night (January 28) in Des Moines, Iowa, in irritation at host Fox News for allowing Megyn Kelly to moderate after her questioning angered him in a debate last year. Trump's decision means the last televised debate before Monday's (February 1) Iowa caucuses - which kick off the state-by-state nominating race to choose candidates for the presidential election - will not feature the man who has dominated the Republican race for months and leads many opinion polls.