A brand-new year may be upon us but it’s not looking much different than the prior year in the world of politics. Former advisers to Barack Obama took to social media to slam President Trump for showing his support for protests in Iran.
2017 ended with violent clashes between pro and anti-government demonstrators in Tehran. By January 2, the death toll rose to 21. The protests are the biggest challenge to Iranian government authority since the “Green Movement” in 2009.
Obama refrained from commenting on those protests, which ultimately led to more power for the corrupt regime. That, and his willingness to allow terrorist groups like Hezbollah to run amok for the sake of solidifying his legacy of love for Islam.
However, unlike his predecessor, Trump is speaking out about the protests. The president sent out several tweets, including one on New Year’s Day, criticizing the Iran Nuclear deal and calling for change.
“Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration,” Trump wrote. “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Along with human rights, the wealth of Iran is being looted. TIME FOR CHANGE!”
New Year, Same Dribble
Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for Obama’s fan club to pour out their scorn on President Trump. Former Obama aide Phillip Gordon penned an op-ed for the New York Times, suggesting the best way the president could help the Iranian people is to “be quiet.”
Additionally, former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor and former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power took direct shots at Trump. “Trump loves protestors as long as they’re not American,” said Vietor. Power mocked the president’s travel ban saying, “We stand with the Iranian people so much that we won’t let them come here.”
Of course, neither comment was factual. During the 2017 Women’s March, Trump tweeted support for the protests. And with Iran being the number one sponsor of terrorism it stands to reason that not every Iranian loves America. Prohibiting them from entering the U.S. is not only logical but necessary.
After all, silence doesn’t stop terrorists or save American lives.