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Trump makes a statement on Iran policy in the Diplomatic Reception Room. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

"The deal is terrible," Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House after his announcement earlier today.

The big quote: "We will see what happens with Iran. We're very unhappy with Iran. They have not treated us with the kind of respect that they should be treating. They should have thanked Barack Obama for making that kind of deal. … They were gone. They were economically gone. He gave them 1.7 billion in cash, and they should be 'thank you, President Obama.' They didn't say that."

A few other highlights from his comments before heading off to Beltsville, MD:

  • On cost sharing: "That money is going to insurance companies to prop up insurance companies…to lift up their stock price... and that's not what I'm about."
  • On working with Dems: "The Democrats should come to me. I would even go to them! I'm only interested in one thing: getting great healthcare for this country."
  • On Puerto Rico: "As Puerto Rico is concerned, I love Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has to get the infrastructure going…I'm gonna help them."
  • On North Korea options: "If something can happen where we negotiate we're always open to that. If there is something other than negotiation, believe me, we are ready."

Go deeper: The Iran deal explained

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Biden confronts mounting humanitarian crisis at the border

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photo: Pool/Getty Images     

Just over a month into his presidency, President Biden is staring down a mounting crisis at the border that could be just as bad as the ones faced by Barack Obama and Donald Trump, if not worse.

Why it matters: Immigration is an issue that can consume a presidency. It's intensely and poisonously partisan. It's complicated. And the lives and welfare of vulnerable children hang in the balance.

Erica Pandey, author of @Work
1 hour ago - Economy & Business

The rise of vaccine passports

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Vaccine passports were touted early in the pandemic as an important piece of the plan to get people back to normal life. Now they’re becoming a reality.

Driving the news: CLEAR, the secure digital identity app that you see in airports around the world, and CommonPass, a health app that lets users securely access vaccination records and COVID test results, have joined forces.

"Vaccine tourism" stretches states' supplies

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Americans who are highly motivated to get vaccinated are traveling across state lines after hearing about larger vaccine supplies or loopholes in sign-up systems.

Why it matters: "Vaccine tourism" raises ethical and legal questions, and could worsen the racial socioeconomic and racial inequalities of the pandemic.