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Jon Stewart Skewers GOP Over Iran Nuclear Deal Complaints

“Basically, you’re treating this critical international accord like some kind of bizarro iTunes user agreement.”

 

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been hogging the media spotlight of late, and “The Daily Show” has happily and unabashedly partaken in the Trump-extravaganza. But on Wednesday night, Jon Stewart said he wanted to try to give the Trump talk a break for one day. 

“We’ve been talking a lot about a certain Republican presidential candidate whose campaign has captured America’s inability to turn away from spectacular manmade disasters,“ Stewart said. “But much like incessant masturbation, eventually you feel a deep sense of shame.”

To distract himself from Trump, Stewart launched into a discussion of the Iran nuclear deal, which aims to curb Tehran’s nuclear program while easing economic sanctions against the country.

The Obama administration sent the nuclear agreement to Congress on Sunday, and as Stewart noted, many Republicans expressed their extreme unhappiness with it. Some, like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) even called it a “historically bad” deal.

But is it as awful as they claim?

Stewart skewered Graham and others for baselessly criticizing the agreement, and for not offering any viable alternatives despite their grousing.

“You didn’t even read the deal?” Stewart said of Graham, who admitted to not having read the agreement. “Basically, you’re treating this critical international accord like some kind of bizarro iTunes user agreement. Blah, blah, blah, blah, just skip all the details.”

Watch the video above to see if Stewart was really able to keep mum about Trump throughout the whole segment. The comedian also offers details of an alternative deal with Iran.

 

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