At the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump officially announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the iran deal. Outside of the political far-right, the reaction was mostly negative, though late night host Stephen Colbert did have a humorous take on things.

Colbert on Iran deal

Back in 2015, the United States joined with the United Kingdom, Russia, France, China, Germany, and the European Union to sign the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the "Iran deal." The goal of the agreement reached between the aforementioned counties and the Iranian government was to limit the nuclear program in Iran.

The deal was mostly praised throughout the world, though conservatives in the United States pushed back and warned against allowing Iran to access additional financial capital. During the 2016 election, Donald Trump threatened to pull the United States out of the deal if he was elected, which he followed through on with an official announcement on Tuesday.

After referring to the Iran deal as "disastrous" and "defective," Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to pull out. During the May 8 edition of "The Late Show," host Stephen Colbert decided to chime in with his thoughts while comparing the president to an alcoholic falling off the wagon.

"Well after years of saying he was going to do it, he did it. And today, he told it he was doing it," Colbert said, before playing a clip of Trump's announcement.

"Well, my lawyer keeps them on my behalf, but I pay him back eventually," Stephen Colbert said while mimicking Donald Trump's voice. "And what are you talking about?

You literally just backed out of an American promise," Colbert pointed out. "That's like saying 'I am no longer denying my alcoholism. Let's drink to that'" he added, while physically acting out drinking on stage.

Iran deal backlash

Once Donald Trump made his decision on the Iran deal, social media quickly went viral with mostly opposition, with even the former president and vice president sounding off.

In a post on his Facebook page, former President Barack Obama ripped into Trump and his move to back out of the Iran deal, calling it "misguided," while throwing shade at the current commander in chief by adding, "our country should be informed by facts."

Vice President Joe Biden also gave his thoughts and was equally as critical of Donald Trump as Barack Obama. The former vice president called Trump's move a "profound mistake" and warned that it could "put Iran back on the path to a nuclear weapon with no clear diplomatic way out."