It is once again clear that Lord Donny of Trump has no concept of his job, even after nearly a year. Worse, his lack of knowledge doesn’t stop him from saying ignorant things to people in other countries. Last night, he Tweeted the following about Iran:
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
Then, he Tweeted these:
The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most…. pic.twitter.com/W8rKN9B6RT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The world is watching! pic.twitter.com/kvv1uAqcZ9— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
First thing I noticed was, he seems to have greater regard for peaceful protesters in Iran than those who peacefully protest here. When his base protested everyone but white “Christians” last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, peaceful protesters were bullied constantly, and his white supremacist fans even ran one over. He ignored that death for the better part of a week.
What’s happening right now is people protesting how the Iranian government is handling certain economic issues, including the price of basic goods like chicken and eggs. They have a point; the Iranian government has shown itself to be domestically corrupt and is not working to make conditions better for their people.
However, where does Trump get off criticizing the Iranian government while he and his Republican Party are overseeing the most corrupt government in our lifetimes? I mean, he Tweeted from one of his properties, while he is on vacation and playing golf. So far in his first year, he has spent more than one-third of his “presidency” on vacation at one of his properties, which means his own companiy is taking a cut of every dollar spent. The total amount spent is closing in on $200 million already and a lot of that goes into his pocket.
Since it is against the Constitution for him to make a personal profit on his “presidency,” he’s a bit disingenuous to be complaining about the Iranian government. For that matter, check out the hypocrisy:
Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2014
I agree with Donny on one thing: “The world is watching.” But they’re laughing at you, and they are laughing at us for letting you in there in the first place. It’s time to resign, Donny.
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