Many GOP candidates are saying that if they become president, they'll rip up the nuclear agreement that's been reached with Iran, but Donald Trump said Friday that he can fix it instead.
"I would love to tell you I'm going to rip up this contract," Trump told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "I'm going to be the toughest guy in the world and I'm just ripping it up. But you know what? Life doesn't work that way."
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The $150 billion promised to Iran is "already gone," said Trump, as it's been promised to Iran even if the formal approval of the deal doesn't go through.
"I love buying bad contracts," he continued. "This is one of the most incompetently drawn contracts, this is beyond —
this is one of the most incompetently drawn contracts."
Instead he promised that he will take the agreement and "make that agreement so tough and if they break it, they will have hell to pay."
Also on Friday, Trump took another position that goes against those held by his fellow candidates: He isn't backing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
"The decision has been made and that's the law of the land," said Trump. "As I said yesterday, we're a nation of laws and I was talking about borders...other things. But you know, it applies to this also and the Supreme Court has ruled."
Also on the show, Trump told visiting journalist Cokie Roberts that while the United States has "border problems that are big league," he would possibly be open to allowing some of the thousands of refugees crowding Europe to come to the United States, but "there's only so much that we can do. Europe is handling it and Germany has been very generous so far."
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