Donald Trump declares solidarity with Iranian protesters: ‘We stand with everyone
Donald Trump on Sunday expressed support for the Iranian people over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini “As we speak the people of Iran are courageously protesting against their corrupt and brutal regime, courageously facing violence, oppression, imprisonment, torture and even death, and we stand with you all,” Trump said at a Save America rally in Mesa, Arizona.
The president’s comments came amid a global uproar over Amini’s death, which many cited as an example of the Iranian regime’s brutality.
Amini was arrested for wearing her headscarf too loosely. She died in the custody of Iran’s morality police on September 16. After the death of such a young girl, protests started all over the world. Faced with extreme force from the government, resulting in violence, arrests, and even death.
Trump said at his Sunday rally that “I want you to know that for everyone here, and for everyone, at the time, we are with [the protesters].” Americans are growing increasingly concerned and angry about their own government’s mistreatment of dissidents.
Especially in view of January 6, 2021. As Democrats continue to paint everyone present at the US Capitol that day as violent extremists, reports of inhumane treatment of those arrested that day have many worried that the government is punishing its political side.
President Donald Trump has promised to pardon prisoners on January 6 if he runs for president again and wins. “If I win, I will treat those people fairly,” he said in January.
“We will treat them fairly. And if forgiveness is needed, we will forgive them. Because they are being treated unfairly.”