Trump Sends Message to Iranian Leaders

President Trump is not running in any popularity contest overseas. He proved that again on Tuesday. He congratulated the Iranian people for “finally” taking action against the country’s “brutal and corrupt” rule.

The president is reiterating his message to various countries that America has seen and heard enough of. He warned the Iranian leadership that “the U.S. is watching. The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime,” he said on Twitter.

He continued, “All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their ‘pockets.’ The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!”

Trump’s stance against the Iranian regime is a dramatic reversal from that of the Obama White House. Their hands-off approach disillusioned the millions in Iran seeking change from the totalitarian authority. He is showing publicly he endorses peaceful protesters demonstrating against the Iranian government.

Back on New Years, Trump had tweeted, “time for change” in Iran, arguing the country’s “people have been repressed for many years.” His remarks came after the general uprising among many Iranian citizens against the repressive control of the Ayatollahs.

In response, Iran’s supreme leader reportedly said on Tuesday that Tehran’s enemies are behind the protests. That was an obvious referral to the American government. The US has had no formal diplomatic relations with the country since the Islamic uprising in 1979.

In a quote covered by Reuters, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, “In recent days, enemies of Iran used different tools including cash, weapons, politics and intelligence apparatus to create troubles for the Islamic Republic.” It was reported that nine more demonstrators were killed overnight.

Mass protests began late last week over economic concerns. The country is facing a severe downturn in the economy and many have moved toward anti-government demonstrations.

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Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014," was published in July, 2014. "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Presidential Election in History," was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.