Trump claims Iran now 'respects US' because of his own genius policies

Trump claims Iran now 'respects US' because of his own genius policies

US President Donald Trump claimed that Iran has completely changed its behavior as a result of his sanctions and ditching the nuclear deal. Tehran now respects the US and suffers from bread shortages, Trump said, RT reports.

Answering questions from reporters on his way out of the White House on Tuesday, Trump spoke about the trade war with China and the spat over Mexico about immigration, before touching on the tensions between the US and Iran.

“Iran is a country that now, because of the all of sanctions and other things, is a much different country than it was when I came here,” Trump said. “When I came here they were all over the place, causing terror, causing problems.”

According to Trump, this is because “they respect the United States right now much more than they ever have.”

Offering no proof for these statements, Trump took all the credit for the alleged state of affairs, arguing that Tehran’s change of heart came as a result of US quitting the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing crippling sanctions on the Iranian economy.

“They have tremendous inflation, their money is worthless, you can't buy a loaf of bread,” he said, before adding that he cares deeply about the Iranian people. “I'd like to help them with those problems,” he said.