Rick Santorum: ‘The Left’ Overreacted To Trump’s Press Conference Yesterday

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Rick Santorum believes President Obama betrayed the U.S. worse than President Trump and the left is overrea

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R) insisted Monday that President Donald Trump’s detractors were simply overreacting in their criticism of his performance at yesterday’s joint press conference with Russian Vladimir Putin.

Speaking with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Santorum — though indicating he did not agree with Trump’s decision to side with Putin — said President Barack Obama “betrayed this country more with his deal with Iran”.

“This is the damn truth. This is not an opinion point. It’s not about whether Trump colluded or anybody in his campaign staff was involved in Russian efforts. It’s whether it happened at all,” Cuomo said.

Santorum then tried to say that former President Barack Obama’s administration was worst [sic]. “I think president Obama betrayed this country more with his deal with Iran. I think there’s a lot worse policy out of the last administration than this,” he said.

“It’s not about policy. Don’t surrender your higher ground, Rick. Don’t do that to yourself,” Cuomo said. “It’s one thing to battle policy and say the Iran deal is a bad deal. It’s fine. Vladimir Putin doesn’t agree with you and the president says he’s basically always right, but let’s put that to the side. To say that President Obama ever betrayed the country the way we saw today, you know, has an absence of facts supporting it.”

Watch the exchange below:

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