There are currently protests going on in Iran over their government’s handling of the airplane they accidentally shot down Tuesday. Donald Trump has just responded to the protests and his response shows that he really believes he can spark a revolution in Iran using his Twitter account.
Trump sent the people of Iran a message in Farsi, the official language of Iran, in which he claims to have “stood” for them since he became president. Apparently Trump wants the people of Iran to ignore the crippling sanctions he has placed on the country, that has led to many people suffering due to things like a lack of medicine.
“To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage,” Trump posted Saturday evening.
He even tried to act like the world has his back by stating that Iran needs to let human rights groups in to monitor their country. He said they should let them in because the world is watching, but he’s got it backwards. No one has Trump’s back with Iran, evidenced by the fact that none of our allies stood up for Trump’s strike in Iraq.
Footage of the protests made it onto social media and showed people chanting “Khamenei is a murderer!” according to The New York Times. The protesters have been reported in the thousands in Iran’s capital of Tehran and they are calling for the resignation of their leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
It is highly unlikely that these protests will lead to a revolution. These thousands of protesters are dwarfed by the hundreds of thousands who came out to the funeral for Iran’s general. Trump is hungry for a distraction from his impeachment, which is why he stoked the fires here.
We should all be cautious with these protests, because the CIA has engaged in numerous activities in Iran since 1953. Many people believe there is evidence they are still involved in Iran. Regardless, the fact that Trump thinks he can sit on his phone and start a revolution, is evidence of how limited his understanding of the world is.