President Obama on Wednesday expressed confidence that the Iran nuclear deal will receive enough votes to survive in Congress.
“I’m confident that at least a sufficient portion of Congress will support [the agreement],” Obama told a group of reporters, according to the Huffington Post.
The president, however, acknowledged the vote would be close.
“Everything in this Congress squeaks by,” he said, according to The New Yorker. “If I presented a cure for cancer, getting legislation passed to move that forward would be a nail-biter.”
But Obama scoffed at New Yorker reporter Robin Wright when asked for an exact vote count on the deal.
“Come on, we’re having a big geopolitical conversation,” he said. “You work for The New Yorker, you don’t work for Roll Call.”