President Trump attacked "haters" who have criticized his approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tuesday morning tweets.
He took a dig at former President Obama's deal with Iran, which Trump called "#1 in terror."
It's not clear what metric he's using for that ranking. While Iran has recently tested a ballistic missile, no Iranian-born person has ever killed an American in a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, according to the Cato Institute.
I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
Here's Trump's full tweet. An earlier, quickly-deleted version had a small typo.
According to Cato Institute data, 19 people of Saudi Arabian origin have led to 2,369 deaths on U.S. soil. Six Iranian-born people have led to zero deaths.
Trump's reference to Putin likely refers to controversy over an interview with Fox News, where he dismissed Bill O'Reilly calling Putin a "killer," saying, "You think our country's so innocent?"