President Trump said he expects the United States to make a deal with Iran should he win reelection.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, the president touted the historic normalization treaties with Israel being signed by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. He said that his administration hopes to bring more peace to the region and that his reelection was critical to that mission.
Trump said that after the election, within a very short period of time, maybe a week or a month, “You’ll have Iran coming back and saying, ‘Let’s get this whole thing worked out,’” he predicted. “Iran is suffering. … I don’t want them to suffer. Their economy has tanked.”
The president said that he thinks Iran, led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wants to make a deal but that they are waiting to see who wins in November and would prefer to negotiate with Trump’s Democratic competitor Joe Biden.