The Way Trump Reacted to Iran Protests vs. Obama in 2009 Speaks Volumes About Leadership

| JAN 3, 2018 | 7:28 PM

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In 2009, Iranians took to the streets to protest against their oppressive government. But former President Barack Obama did not want the U.S. involved.

During an interview with CBS' “The Early Show,” Obama was asked to respond to his critics.

He said, in part:

“The last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United States. That's what they do. That's what we're already seeing. We shouldn't be playing into that.”

According to The Guardian, 30 people were killed during the 2009 protests, and eventually, the demonstrations themselves died altogether.

Most recently, Iranians are taking to the streets again. And as can be expected, the Iranian regime is murdering its own people. Thus far, 23 people are reportedly dead. As Iranians shout “Death to the Dictator” and burn banners of the Ayatollahs, President Donald Trump is paying close attention. And his response to it all is staggeringly different to Obama's.

First, he went after Iran for cutting some internet services:

He took shots at Obama over his handling of Iran:

Then Trump said it's “time for change”:

On Wednesday, Trump went further, though, making the most significant contrast to Obama on the Iran issue yet. What did he do? He said the U.S. would support the Iranians who are fighting back against their government.

Trump tweeted:

That really says it all.

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