Former Florida Congressman calls President Obama a ‘weakling’ over Iran Nuclear Deal

NEW YORK CITY (KUSI) – President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have received severe criticism over the recent Iran Nuclear Deal, but the worst of the criticism came Wednesday at a "Stop Iran Deal" rally in New York.

Former Florida Congressman Allen West strongly criticized President Barack Obama’s leadership on the issue, calling him a “weakling” and “charlatan.”

“No different than the last time we had a weakling in the White House when we had 52 Americans being held hostage,” he added, referring to the Iranian hostage crisis during the Jimmy Carter administration.

West said the United States was sending the wrong message by working with the "number one state sponsor of terrorism" and the country that is currently holding "four Americans hostage."

In his speech, West also accused the Obama Administration of surrendering to the Republic of Iran.

“I want President Obama to know one thing,” West said. “You may say that you have done something that no one else has done. You know why no one else has done it? Because it’s a damn stupid thing you just did.”

He continued: “If people are upset because of what I’m saying, I really don’t care. Because I had a father that stood at World War II…I gave 22 years of my life to make sure that that great beacon of liberty, freedom and democracy continues to stand. And I have a nephew, I have friends that are still serving on the front lines — and my commitment is to the oath that I took on 31, July, 1982, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

According to the Associated Press, an estimated 10,000 people attended the rally in Times Square.

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