Bolton on Trump's Iran Deal Meeting: 'Putting Lipstick on a Pig' Won't Make a Difference
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said Tuesday that he doesn't see any type of legitimate fix to the Iran nuclear deal as a result of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's meeting with President Donald Trump.
Salman is on a tour across the United States to meet with high-ranking officials to discuss his economic and social plans for the region.
"I think it's a strategic debacle for the United States," Bolton said on "America's Newsroom." "You can always tinker around the edges, and the question is whether putting lipstick on a pig is really going to make a difference here. I think the answer to that's clearly no."
The Trump administration said it would extend waivers on Iran’s nuclear sanctions earlier this year, keeping alive the landmark 2015 deal for at least another few months.
It was, in part, made to reduce Iran’s ability to produce plutonium and uranium when making nuclear weapons.
Bolton said that he thinks the president and his administration should focus on explaining to Europe how a withdrawal from the deal would "create a new reality."
Watch the full interview above.