Trump is Playing Right into the Hands of Iranian Hardliners
A new weird correlation that Trump is drawing is between Russia and Iran. Allegedly Obama had a ‘double standard’ where he was harder on Iran than on Russia.
I don’t know why our relationship with Iran needs to be run up against our relationship to Russia but this is what Trump is now doing.
“President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning that his presidency is being evaluated by an unfair double standard that has allowed critics to attack him over his promises of a warmer relationship with Russia while his predecessor cut deals with Iran, a longtime U.S. foe.”
“I don’t know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy – yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1in terror, no problem!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
By the way, Paul Ryan did the same thing in his interview with Chuck Todd. When Todd asked about Russia he actually said that Russia is not as bad as Iran.
Why there is a need to talk about them together Ryan didn’t say. But let’s call it what it is: Ryan is now implicitly saying Russia is not so bad after all-as they’re not Iran.
Meanwhile. the hardliners in Iran already are finding Trump very useful.
“Iran’s supreme leader called President Donald Trump “Mr. Newcomer” in remarks aired on Iranian state television, attacking both the current and previous presidential administrations over their relationships with the Islamic Republic.”
“Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks followed the Trump administration’s move last week to impose new sanctions on Iran over a ballistic missile test and its continued support for groups deemed by the U.S. to be terrorist organizations. Those new sanctions were preceded by an announcement earlier in the week from national security adviser Michael Flynn, who said that the U.S. was “officially putting Iran on notice.”
“We are thankful to Mr. Newcomer, of course, since he has shown the real face of the U.S. and proved what Iran has said for 38 years about the political, economic, social and moral corruption of the U.S. government,” Khamenei said, according to an Associated Press report, adding that the people of Iran “are not afraid of any threat.”
This Ayatollah guy is not a nice guy but you have to give it to him: ‘Newcomer Trump.’ He kind of out Trumped Trump on that one.
Those who demonize America now have a very easy foil. That very much includes ISIS recruiters.
Having this so-called President shames all Americans.
As a British-as well as American-citizen it gives me no small pride that Trump is not welcome to speak in Parliament.
So via our fake President we are normalizing Russia, giving fodder to Iranian extremists, and we’re no longer welcome in British Parliament. And yet Republicans were disgusted with how Obama had weakened our place in the world.
What is becoming clear right now is the best way to get any goodwill is to oppose Trump. It’s why much of corporate America is already taking an anti Trump position-it pleases their customers and employees.
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