On Friday, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dangerously trolled President Donald Trump by sharing a photo of himself reading the highly controversial and best seller book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” just days after Trump put an end to the Iran nuclear deal.
Khamenei’s photo was broadcasted all over Instagram:
For those unfamiliar with the tell-all book, it exposes the President’s own lies and distortions, which are key features of his leadership style, making it impossible for anyone to rely on him and his aides in a normal way. The Iranian leader is now aware of some of Trump’s potential weaknesses, which is extremely worrisome–especially after Khamenei brutally responded to Trump’s nuclear accord announcement. The foreign leader said:
“This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants. And the Islamic Republic will still be standing.”
President Rouhani said this week that Iran would adhere to the agreement so long as it served the country’s interests, and he directed his diplomats to negotiate with the deal’s other signatories to keep the pact alive. Despite that, emotions are still running high as thousands of people took to the streets in cities around Iran on Friday to protest Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal.
After this photo release, it will be interesting to see how Trump, who doesn’t take trolling lightly, responds to Iran’s repetitive pot stirring. Obviously, the country is trying to get a reaction out of the U.S. president, and they just might have succeeded.
And who knows? Maybe the Supreme Leader picked up a few tidbits of gossip he hadn’t previously heard.
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