Twitter Explodes After Trump Sanctions The Wrong Supreme Leader Of Iran, Who Has Been Dead For 30 Years
During his announcement of new sanctions on Iran, president Donald Trump named a long-deceased Iranian leader as the target of new US sanctions. Trump said he was sanctioning “Ayatollah Khomeini” who has been dead since 1989.
“Sanctions imposed through the executive order that I’m about to sign will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support. The assets of Ayatollah Khomeini and his office will not be spared from the sanctions,” Trump said.
Khomeini ruled Iran as supreme leader from the Islamic Revolution in 1979 until his death in 1989.
After the sanctions against Khamenei were announced, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Trump White House had “mental retardation.”
On Twitter, critics were quick to point out Trump’s mistake.
FYI: Ayatollah Khomeini is dead for past 30 years
— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) June 24, 2019
people who have been dead for 30 years usually don't have assets or valuables
— zmann 🤖 (@zmann) June 24, 2019
Even Homer Simpson knows that Ayatollah Khomenei is dead.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) June 24, 2019
This isn’t like a tomato or potato thing, ya know that, right?
— Stacy Pippi Hammon (@Pippsta) June 24, 2019
Are we being punked or punished? pic.twitter.com/d9V4YJ6jWx
— Clifton Kuykendall (@AppleChilli) June 24, 2019
Crackerjack job, champ. Ayatollah Khomeini has been dead for 30 years. Good luck sanctioning his corpse.
— Stephen Schwartz (@AtomicAnalyst) June 24, 2019
Next step, finally taking action against Russia for its 2016 meddling by launching sanctions against Josef Stalin and Nakita Kruschev. pic.twitter.com/yTMkqDKtEi
— Doug Tayek (@dougtayek) June 25, 2019
— Kaye (@rockfestqueen) June 25, 2019
I guess I could post this every day. pic.twitter.com/vw2TIL0Kn2
— Matt Roby (@RobyDeGraw) June 24, 2019
Denying a dead guy access to his fortune is certainly novel.
— Sue (@Pinkomomma) June 25, 2019
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