President Trump’s Tweet in Farsi Breaks Twitter Record
President Trump tweeted to his support to Iranian protesters who were demanding the resignation of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and did it in the official language of Iran, Farsi. The president’s tweet on Saturday afternoon garnered over 300,000 likes, breaking a Twitter record as the most liked Persian tweet in history, according to the Washington Examiner.
President Trump’s tweet read: “To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring.”
به مردم شجاع و رنج کشیده ایران: من از ابتدای دوره ریاست جمهوریم با شما ایستادهام و دولت من همچنان با شما خواهد ایستاد. ما اعتراضات شما را از نزدیک دنبال می کنیم. شجاعت شما الهام بخش است.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
Saeed Ghasseminejad, senior adviser and financial economist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote, “This tweet by @realDonaldTrump with more than 100k likes is already the most liked Persian tweet in the history of Twitter. A strong show of support by Iranians for Trump’s Iran policy, something the MSM does not and will not report.”
This tweet by @realDonaldTrump with more than 100k likes is already the most liked Persian tweet in the history of Twitter. A strong show of support by Iranians for Trump's Iran policy, something the MSM does not and will not report. https://t.co/4tZ0IgDZmx— Saeed Ghasseminejad (@SGhasseminejad) January 11, 2020
About an hour later, President Trump addressed a tweet to the Iran regime.
“The Iranian government should allow human rights groups to monitor and report on the current reality of protests in the Iranian people. We should not see the peaceful killing of protesters again or the Internet shut down. The world is watching,” tweeted President Trump.
دولت ایران باید به گروههای حقوق بشر اجازه بدهد حقیقت کنونی اعتراضات در جریان مردم ایران را نظارت کرده و گزارش بدهند. نباید شاهد کشتار دوباره ی معترضان مسالمت آمیز و یا قطع اینترنت باشیم. جهان نظاره گر این اتفاقات است.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
On Sunday, the president demanded Iran not to kill the protesters in his tweet.
To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
Judge Greg Hill, a former border patrol agent and U.S. congressional candidate, pointed out Iranians protesters are not getting any support from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) or other Squad members, former Vice President Joe Biden, or Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT). Hill also posted a video clip from Fox News showing the Iranian protesters.
Iranians are protesting for freedom— Greg Hill (@GregHillTX) January 12, 2020
Has AOC voiced support? No
Any of The Squad? No
Joe Biden? No
Bernie Sanders? No
Any Democrat candidate? No
President Trump? YES!
I stand for freedom! What do the Democrats stand for? pic.twitter.com/Jg3vfOvdbO