Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse…
One day after accidentally Twitter-snitching on himself for conspiring against Qatar (endangering America’s largest Mideast military base in the process), and two days after calling the Mayor of London “pathetic” as the city was trying to recover from a terror incident, Trump has released a statement on the attacks in Iran that killed 12 and wounded dozens on Wednesday.
Here’s that statement:
That’s right folks, Donald Trump just:
- blamed the victim
- accused Shiite Iran of promoting Sunni extremism
This just two weeks (give or take) after agreeing to sell $100 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the world’s foremost sponsor and exporter of the same kind of Sunni extremism espoused by the attackers in Iran.
That would be the same Saudi Arabia that, with Trump’s blessing and support, just opened the oxymoronic “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.” Put differently, last month Trump and Saudi Arabia opened a global center for combating extremist ideology in… wait for it… the global center for promoting extremist ideology.
And now Trump is going to preach to Iran about “sponsoring terrorism” hours after an attack claimed by terrorists who are inspired by the same ideology that’s institutionalized in the Saudi monarchy.