“You don’t see terror the way you saw it before,” said Trump.
The Trump administration has tried to impose further sanctions on the Islamic Republic since withdrawing from the nuclear deal. Trump told Limbaugh he could renegotiate a deal within a year that would block the country’s nuclear program if he were re-elected.
Trump claimed during the show that Iran “is dying to let me lose”. A number of reports have shown that Iran, China and Russia are trying to influence the presidential election. Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, announced in August that China and Iran are working to undermine Trump’s re-election efforts while Russia continues to bolster support for the president.
Microsoft also announced last month that Russian and Iranian hackers targeted hundreds of organizations and actors involved in the presidential election, including the campaigns of Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. And the State Department warned in April that China, Russia and Iran would target the US with disinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Russian interference has become a persistent problem for Trump since his first election efforts in 2016. He has resisted the notion that Russia favors his election, and Trump and his allies have repeatedly tried to draw attention to other malicious actors like China and Iran.
Trump’s long interview with Limbaugh comes as he’s reappeared in public since he was hospitalized for the coronavirus last weekend. Trump also had lively phone interviews with Fox Business Maria Bartiromo and Fox News Sean Hannity on Thursday. He is scheduled to do an interview on Fox News on Friday night.