Trump Celebrates “Peaceful” Iranian Protesters, Called For Violence Against US Protesters At His Own Rallies

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump has repeatedly voiced support for anti-government protests in Iran in recent days, joining a bipartisan and international chorus in support of the peaceful demonstrators.

Trump’s support for the Iranian demonstrators stands in stark contrast to his frequent criticism of Americans who protest his own government in the United States.

He frequently called for violence against protesters at his campaign rallies, where protesters were routinely roughed up by crowds, and has mocked those who marched in the wake of his election and inauguration. And he spent weeks this fall, calling for NFL players who protested police brutality during the national anthem to be fined or fired.

  • DesertSun59

    There are so many good people on the Nazi side in the US, too. 45 has assured us of that.

  • Boreal
    • Todd20036

      Oh dear. I’m getting an image of flip fucking a congressman.

      Even my therapist says I have issues

      • Treant

        Ew. Is there a medication that can block the image I just got from that statement?

      • clay

        Do we get to choose which one? I think some are going to be left vacant, while others get more than their share.

      • Rambie

        Are you looking at pictures of Paul Ryan again?

      • TominDC

        Just be careful you don’t accidentally flip over a Gohmert.

    • Terry

      As long as they’re not on the Corporate dole, I’m with them

  • Ninja0980

    Trump and Republicans only care about protests in Iran in the contexts of wanting to make Obama look bad.
    They couldn’t give a shit about the freedom of the Iranian people or what they want etc.

  • Boreal
    • The_Wretched

      And my sub can’t afford health care. $90 million/year is a lot of money that could be better spent.

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • Ninja0980

      Yup, which is why I tell anyone who says they’ll vote third party or stay home if Bernie/Gabbard etc. aren’t the candidates to shut the fuck up about claiming to care about progressive issues or people.
      You sure as hell don’t.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Let’s send a failed bankrupt businessman turned kardashian like reality star !

      Surely, that will maga!!

    • zhera

      And Russia.

      • JWC

        And the Bernie bots ant the holier than thou who wouldn’t vote for Hillary and Has anyone ever figured out why Jill Stein was at the same table in Moscow with Flynn and Putin????

        • Terry

          Oh cut it out! Bernie supporters more voted for Hillary than didn’t. Many of those Bernie supporters are 3rd Party anyway. Hillary didn’t win them over and wasn’t exciting people. That’s why she lost. It had little to do with Bernie (who campaigned for her)

          She called Trump supporters deplorables
          Said a 3rd party vote was a wasted vote
          Said “I suck but I’m better than Trump” a jizz napkin is better than Trump
          Acted as if she didn’t need Bernie voters to win
          Acted as if it was all about her
          Refused to take a stand against anti-Bernie bias
          Her record on Wall Street and her husband’s legacy is one of the biggest it is her greatest asset and enemy

          And people just don’t like her.

          Yes, she won the popular vote…but that means nothing on the map

          • JWC

            and you voted for Donny …Nuff said

          • Terry

            Don’t mistake my criticism of Clinton for admiration of Trump.

            I voted for Jill Stein because Hillary was not entitled to my vote

          • JWC

            you are not required to justify your fuck up to me you did live withit

          • Terry

            I’m fine with my choice. I didn’t want to coronate the Queen and I’m happy she lost. All that plotting to get the Presidency and she lost it.

          • emjayay

            The secret ballot is not about you. It is about us. All of us. It is not a statement of your identity. It is choosing the best candidate from among the potential actual winners. And while I consider myself a Green philosophically, Jill Stein is a grifting nut job.

          • Terry

            Idgaf! Like I said before Clinton wasn’t entitled to my vote

          • Terry

            It IS about me…that’s why it’s a secret ballot you dolt!

          • emjayay

            A third party vote IS a wasted vote. We do not have a parliamentary system.

          • Terry

            No it’s not. If we can get a candidate to 15% nationwide, they’ll be in debates. Most of the voters in America are 3rd party voters.

      • DaddyRay

        Russia knew exactly what buttons to push to get us to fight amongst ourselves

        • Terry

          Lol

          Russia’s a convenient excuse to dodge how bad of a candidate Clinton was…and her favorability dips–in stark contrast to former candidates whose poll numbers shoot up after losing an election

    • KnownDonorDad

      Cruelty and greed as embodied in particular by the Religious Right and plutocrats.

    • Tread

      The root cause of the election outcome in 2016? Sheer, outright stupidity. People who think with their feelings. They “know” things by what they feel.

      • prixator

        Truthiness.

    • Tomcat

      Well if the last election was won by the forgotten people, then lets hope it happens again in 2020 because over 70% of the citizens are now forgotten or down right screwed on purpose.

    • greenmanTN
      • Terry

        Do you really think that the progressive Democratic bounce we saw in November would’ve happened had Hillary won? If you really think so you’re dense

        • greenmanTN

          Is that what you tell yourself every time a new right-wing judge, hand picked by Pence, is appointed to the Federal judiciary and will serve until the end of his/her natural life? Well you sure showed us, didn’t you?! You stupid fucking piece of shit, what was at issue was the courts and thanks to you they are being packed with ideologues hateful to the environment, unions and workers’ rights, women, immigrants, people of color, and yes gay people.

          So keep patting yourself on the back for your “principaled’ stand. You helped fuck this country over royally and your bullshit excuses are just that, bullshit. Fuck you.

          • Terry

            You’re a stupid POS. It’s not my fault Hillary lost! She was a bad candidate and the ONLY one who could lose to Trump! Bernie would have won.

            Further, again like I said: If Hillary won we wouldn’t see the progressive backlash and Democratic bounce

            Keep telling yourself whatever lies you need to in order to dodge the fact that Hillary was the worst candidate to put up

          • greenmanTN

            Bernie would have sailed into the Presidency? You are SO full of shit! Fuck off and die.

          • greenmanTN

            Take a good long look at your Saint Bernie, THEN eat shit and die.

          • Terry

            Bernie is a Saint. Canonize him already

            And no, we rejected the force fed shit that’s why she wrote a book called What Happened

    • The_Wretched

      And unverifiable voting systems that don’t keep a paper trail.

  • Henry Auvil

    I vividly remember him saying a couple of Black Lives Matter activists being escorted out of one his rallies were, “the people who are destroying America.” No sir, that describes you.

  • DaddyRay

    Did he check with his puppet master first before making those tweets. Russia is allies with Iran

  • DreadPikathulhu

    At some point you’d think people would come to the realization that the GOP’s primary goal is to seize on any newsworthy item and find a way to make to opposition look bad. If they can’t find a newsworthy item they’ll invent one and use it instead.

    Trying to shame them into being consistent is a lost cause; they don’t care. Victory at all costs. Party over country. etc.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Not sure I can take another 364 days of this shit.

    • Rambie

      364 is generous, it’s 1114 days until Jan 20 2021. I’m planning on the worst

      • coram nobis

        “No more years! No more years!”

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          Ten thousand upvotes!

        • Rambie

          Still hoping it’ll take out Pence as POTUS too but we have to be rid of Hatch first… /ugh

      • JCF

        And that’s not even “the worst”, of course. Re 2020, need I say it again?

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f239937ff5ed3a72bfc5106dde953bde0d06c0ff1e4db25b1d100c14f7e3f3c0.jpg

        • Rambie

          While true, I see we’ve three other outs before Shitgibbon gets elected again.

          1- Voters
          2- Failing that, fate will have mercy on us and the line of succession will take over (again, not that Pence is any good)
          3- Failing 1 and 2 a nuclear war with NK will take us out or a giant asteroid takes us all out

    • safari

      I took a klonopin. At the moment I feel alright.

      • safari

        I’m rating it as superior to a xanax. (My travels required something that lasts longer. And the name itself has always frightened me.)

        • The_Wretched

          Here, get axed! to calm down.

  • JT

    Drumpf: I am a shithead and my head is full of shit.

  • canoebum

    Can we please just skip over all the onerous details and just hang this motherfucking traitor already? We know he and his campaign conspired with the Russians to use stolen voter data to swing the few districts he needed to claim a “victory”, even though he lost the popular vote by 3,000,000. Let’s just get on with the hanging and start afresh.

    • Cheri Charleville

      We have that pesky little thing called “due process”. This needs to be iron clad 100% “by the book” to keep it from being overturned. Besides, unless they can draw them all in, Pence or Ryan would become no 1. they do have a clue as to how gov’t runs and we would all be taken to the cleaners much worse that we already are.

      • canoebum

        Due Process is a wonderful principle. Too bad all the young black men and woman who have been murdered by police over the past few years, whether in custody, in handcuffs or just walking along the street, never got the Due Process which should have protected their Constitutional Right to Life. Extrajudicial killings are part and parcel of American life. Why shouldn’t they apply to an obvious traitor who is wrecking the country each day he remains in office? Asking for a friend.

    • coram nobis

      Let’s tell a story, or a parable. There was a country, rhymes with “Pants”, where they had an insufferable and ostentatious king and his overdressed wife. The people overthrew them and cut off their heads, starting afresh with a new government, and once the head chopping started they just couldn’t stop, at least till they overthrew that government and its courts and started afresh with new leaders. No rule of law, so no problem. Eventually a young artillery captain came along, and made himself leader, and then emperor. But not king. That would come after the emperor himself was turned out.

      Funny, isn’t it, children, how these things come around. Of course, this was only a fable.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Weren’t those the Best of Times, the Worst of Times?

        Or am I confused again?

        • coram nobis

          That was Republic 1 and Empire 1. Like Star Wars, there would be five sequels at least.

          • Karl Dubhe 2
          • coram nobis

            La France is with you. But like Star Wars, the old republic keeps getting overthrown by a new empire. Plenty of plot twists. That was true for France Wars: Republic Episodes 1, 2, and 3.

            We came to France to give her a King, and ended up giving her an Emperor.
            — Georges Cadoudal, awaiting execution after an unsuccessful plot to overthrow Bonaparte

      • canoebum

        I’m just pissed. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

        • coram nobis

          Of course. This story still has to play out.

          It helps if you travel; you find out in places like Greece that history is something that happens to you, not something you make, and is best avoided.

    • TampaDink

      That is the only way that hair furor could ever possibly be considered to be well hung.

  • JWC

    the man has a confused mind Only 18 days till his medical exam

    • Bambino

      Apparently there are still places in his brain the syphilis has yet to reach. A couple of weeks should do it.

      • JWC

        we all know that if divulged at all his medical report will be so full of lies There has to be a way for someone to get an actual unadulterated copy

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Dr. Harold Bornstein: I’ve seen these tests and I am pleased to pre-announce that all his tests are still positive!

  • KnownDonorDad

    It’s not like they’re kneeling during the national anthem.

  • Bambino

    Upside down dotard is turning the world inside out and round and round….

    • KnownDonorDad

      Upsi-dotard for short.

  • Rex

    I certainly hope his tweets are referenced in a courtroom sometime soon.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      The truly unsettling part? That his tweets will be part of the presidential archive…future history books are going to look very different when it comes to the presidency of 45.

      • Rambie

        The first POTUS with a “Parental Warning” sticker

        • prixator

          “Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence”.

  • dcurlee

    I’ll be glad when the day comes when I don’t have to see him or any of his family members in the news. 2018 has started with a foul taste in my mouth already. I try not to say it but I truly hate him and his whole family

    • DN

      I hate to say it, but he’ll be in the news every day until he dies. Ugh….

      • Tomcat

        Boy, I can’t wait for that GREAT EVENT. Party down.

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          On that day, I will drink the most expensive single malt scotch that I can afford. And drink it like it’s cheep vodka.

  • Outlaw Woman

    I’m going to start making repeated calls on these threads for every American to read (or re-read) George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”.

    Our president is Napoleon the Pig, Steve Bannon and Alex Jones and their ilk are the enforcer dogs, etc.

  • TuuxKabin
    • PickyPecker

      Do she bite?

      • Treant

        Through your window,
        Dead o’ night.

      • TuuxKabin

        Prolly bites the bullet right outta ya’ after she shoot you with that gun ‘hers.

    • Treant

      I’m kind of a fan of sending candidate choices for Republicans as far right as possible. So sure, primary in this crazypants and then either:

      1) Watch the people of Arkansas suffer, or,
      2) Watch the Democrat barely squeak out a win because she’s too crazy.

      Either works for me.

  • Princess Lardass

    Protests for thee, but not for me!

  • Professor Barnhardt
  • AtticusP

    That photograph shows our brilliant POSOTUS counting to 10.

    You wouldn’t want to be in the same room with him when he counts to 21.

    • Taylor Bixler

      20 1/2?

    • coram nobis

      Roy Moore could count to 14.

      • Treant

        That explains it! Every number after that was just “many” to him!

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Roy Moore: The truth is that by age 14, a filly is getting a little too long in the tooth.

  • Tomcat

    However she has no problem with training christ terrorist.

  • Terry

    Hillary did enough to shoot herself in the foot, I don’t want to hear any more about these “Bernie Bros” which was another play on “Obama Boys” 8 years later.

    She lost in 2008 for many of the same reasons she lost in 2016

    • TampaDink

      I didn’t read or hear much about how much the Russian interfered in our 2008 election.

      • Terry

        She was as bad a candidate in 2008 as she was in 2016. Russiagate is a witch hunt because Clinton subjects can’t believe their Queen actually lost so they have to look elsewhere

        • CJAS

          No. Out three intelligence agencies all said before and after the election that Russia was hacking our election.

          • Terry

            And where has that gone? Nowhere fast. It’s a nothing burger. Not only that but I wonder something: If Russia did indeed hack the DNC, why didn’t they allow the FBI to look at their servers? That really gives me pause

            And no, I am not a Trump supporter or Russian apologist. I just wonder why that was since they “took it very seriously”

          • CJAS

            It’s nothing based on what? The people in power’s unwllingness to discuss it openly?

            British and Swedish intelligenence also also confimred Russian hacking of our and their elections. (I didn’t mention the DNC hacking, so, yes, I’m reading into that repsonse.)

          • Terry

            Really? Then where is this bombshell? There’s all this “Bombshell” and then it plays for a few days until it’s discovered to be a dud. Further, let’s say Russia did purchase ads on fb to sway people to their favorable candidate. How is that not different than someone in another country arguing for Clinton? Where was the “hacking” anyway? Did they prove any database hacks or anything that switched around results? That’s what they said at first then they walked it back. Then they said “They INFLUENCED the election” So did a lot of donors to the Clinton Foundation. The more people try to explain it the more holes I keep seeing in it

            It’s nowhere fast because there’s little to nothing of merit there

          • CJAS

            Um, yes. state voter rolls were compromised. (And I’m reading into the fact that one with such decisive opinions on the subject doesn’t know that.)

            http://www.ibtimes.com/us-election-hacked-voter-rolls-altered-data-stolen-russian-hackers-report-says-2556207

            How are ads different than someone in “another country” arguing for Clinton? Someone arguing is open, transparent: the audience knows who is talking and can infer why. Targeted advertising *by a hostile foreign government* is covert. And, more important, targeted advertising suggest inside information about who/where to target–a partner.

            The ‘where’s the bombshell argument’ relies on false assumption that our intelligence agencies can or would publish such information. As of November, 2016, there was no public information about meetings between Trump staffers and Russians, for example. A year later, it has been revealed that many occurred. (And if those acts implicated nothing, it’s reasonable to ask why closed-door senate testimony would be necessary?)

          • Terry

            Then why, after a year is there no new bombshells? It’s NothingGate

      • Terry

        Russia interference is NothingGate. It’s an excuse to alleviate her of responsibility for losing to Donny Tiny Hands

    • Tread

      Oh fuck off. BernieBros went out of their way (and are still doing so) to shit on Hillary. But hey, you got the “change” you wanted. So when does that revolution start?

    • CJAS

      Yup, but we prefer the other narrative. So, let’s not talk about how she twice ran inarticulate, lazy and loose campaigns. And let’s not talk about how the 2016 Republican nominee excited white voters with direct and overt appeals to white supremacy. So we can continue to avoid discussing what that election really tells us about our society.

      • Terry

        No, I’d rather not overlook how crazy the campaign was on the other side. But progressives have been telling her all the time she needed to really court progressives. She could’ve had a person of color as a running mate or adopted progressive policies. In fact, a study done by Vox showed that 3 out of 10 commercials she put out mentioned policy

        The fact remains: In 2008 and 2016 she essentially ran the same campaign while making moves to make sure she would be nominee the 2nd time around.

        I don’t doubt the racism, misogyny, etc but one can’t overlook how she shot herself in the foot, and how progressives warned her she would lose if she didn’t go after Bernie voters with POLICY

  • Terry

    Next, Trump is a crass idiot. You like protesters as long as they’re not protesting YOU

    • Halou

      If Trump had his way there would be a cadre of protesters who take to the streets in support of his regime.
      If he had his way then every time there is an anti-Trump protest, the cadre will be bussed in to drown out not just the protesters but the inevitable police crackdown too. Every now and then the cadre will make noise outside the White House to let him believe that he is the most beloved man in American history. And every time he signs a “law” the cadre will show their support.
      If I had no principles at all I would absolutely apply for a job in the cadre, it would basically be guaranteed work, what with Trump’s frequent twitter benders and his inability to govern in America’s best interests.

      • emjayay

        I believe there is a lot of historical precedent for what you describe, like in a couple of countries in the 1930’s. We would be there now already if not for our Constitution and laws.

  • SFBruce

    Sure, little Donnie vociferously supports protesters so long little Donnie isn’t the target of said protesters, and he can use it as yet another chance to stick it to Obama.

  • JCF

    [Ooops, wrong thread.]

  • anne marie in philly

    FUCK YOU, you bastard orange shitstain twatwaffle! I’mma gonna protest until you are physically removed from the white house in handcuffs!

  • WTHella

    This is Trump at a state dinner hand gesturing a universal BJ sign to Putin, who was sitting across the table from him, about the pretty woman sitting next to him. Imagine if President Obama had done something like this. Every leader of almost every country was there. wtf.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed483aa6006195e2d83ed15f4b86fb0edeac42fa9b90aebf5621b0bcafbb8bbe.gif

    • The_Wretched

      And we keep saying he doesn’t have any international friends.

    • Halou

      Also worth remembering that in that dinner Putin was seated near to someone who did not speak English, and rather than bring the relevant translator with him so he could talk to them Putin took his English translator with him instead.

      The Trump-Putin conversation was not attended by America’s translator because they did not speak Russian. Something was discussed at that event that we will never know about because the only other person to hear it was Putin’s translator, neither loyal nor answerable to American authorities.

      Edited: Putin wasn’t sitting next to Shinzo Abe. I got my seating plan muddled. Oops.

    • Clive Johnson
      • DoctorDJ

        “And swallow, bitch.”

  • Halou

    Trump is only mad at Iran because he is jealous of the almost unrivalled wealth and power of the Ayatollahs.

  • FelineMama

    OT. This pic gets me. T’s thought bubble: ” Look at these glorious hands. Envious to ALL men. Look at these THUMBS!! They are BEAUTIFUL. Have their OWN personality. Work out everyday!”
    Sorry, I’ve been wanting to comment about this for soo long!! THANKS!!!

  • kaydenpat

    Hypocrite-in-Chief.

  • Halou

    https://twitter.com/swear_trek/status/948346147642511361

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏15 minutes ago
    I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!