Conway Blasts Susan Rice for Suggesting Trump Should 'Be Quiet' About Iranian Protests
Kellyanne Conway had some strong words for Susan Rice after the former National Security Adviser tweeted out a New York Times article titled, “How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet."
Rice, who served under former President Obama, apparently took issue with a series of tweets from President Trump in which he condemned the Iranian regime and praised the anti-government protests that are taking place across the Islamic republic.
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet. https://t.co/w0MNlWMkxG
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) December 31, 2017
"I wish she had been quiet when she lied about what happened in Benghazi, when she blamed a tape when we know that's not what happened. [She] went on five Sunday shows and lied to the American people about it," Conway said on "Fox & Friends," referring to the since-debunked claim that an anti-Muslim video sparked the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
Conway said Iranians are standing up for freedom and demanding basic essential needs, and now is certainly not the time to "be quiet."
"This president stands with the Iranian people in their quest to get basic freedoms," Conway said.
She noted that Obama did not come out in support of Iranian protesters when they spoke out against the re-election of then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009, and Trump has shown that his policy toward Iran will be very different from his predecessor's.
"He has made clear, beginning as a candidate, how much he disagreed with the Obama-Clinton lack of doctrine when it came to Iran," Conway said, singling out the "terrible" Iran nuclear agreement.
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