December 8, 2022

Trump just recklessly antagonized a major world power in series of hypocritical tweets

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President Trump just took to Twitter to antagonize one of our nation’s biggest rivals, the Islamic Republic of Iran, simply for the sake of empty grandstanding and flexing his muscles for his rabid, xenophobic fans.


Enormous protests have broken out across Iran over the past few days over economic stagnation, rising inflation and lack of opportunity for young people in the nation of 80 million.

Fresh from his fifth day on the golf course in a row, Trump decided to make it look like he was hard at work, tweeting out edited videos of himself at the United Nations making  grand statements about Iran even though they took place in September, as part of a rambling speech full of jingoistic fear-mongering and typical Trumpian delusions.

Invoking the United States military and sending verbal pot shots at an Iranian regime suddenly on the defensive is extremely counterproductive and unnecessary – but the President and the rest of his neo-con extremists have shown time and time again they will never pass up a chance to provoke Iran and drive us closer to yet another needless war in the Middle East.

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Donald Trump’s hypocrisy is, once again, stunning to behold. When hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest his inauguration, he slandered them on Twitter and insinuated that they were simply disgruntled losers.

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When players in the National Football League began protesting police brutality, the epidemic of extrajudicial killings by police officers, and the systemic racism in our law enforcement and Justice Department, Trump began a relentless campaign to demonize and discredit their message with racist dog-whistles and condescending insults.

So Trump has little room to stand on when it comes to cheering on protests in one country and repressing them in his own – especially when his own tweet about the Iranian protests works just as well if you cross out “Iran” and replace it with “America.”

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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