Trump's Support for Iranian Protesters Breaks Record on Twitter, Media Silence
President tweets has already garnered over 300,000 'likes'
On Saturday, President Donald Trump expressed solidarity with Iranian protestors who took to the streets to demand the resignation of Ayatollah Khamenei after the country admitted to shooting down Ukraine passenger plane.
Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to speak directly to the Iranian people.
While circumventing the media, the president also tweeted in the official language while breaking his Twitter record in the process.
One of Trump's tweets has already garnered over 300,000 "likes," making it the most "liked" Farsi tweet in history, the Washington Examiner reported.
The Farsi tweet stands at 223,000 "likes."
The senior adviser and financial economist noticed Trump's supportive tweets at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Saeed Ghasseminejad, who remarked the protests were, "a strong show of support by Iranians for Trump's Iran policy, something the MSM does not and will not report."
The nation's commander in chief also tweeted translations in English to the Iranian people:
To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage.
Trump targeted the Iranian regime in his second tweet:
The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people.
There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.
On Sunday morning, Trump warned Iran not to harm its protestors:
To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!
به مردم شجاع و رنج کشیده ایران: من از ابتدای دوره ریاست جمهوریم با شما ایستادهام و دولت من همچنان با شما خواهد ایستاد. ما اعتراضات شما را از نزدیک دنبال می کنیم. شجاعت شما الهام بخش است.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
دولت ایران باید به گروههای حقوق بشر اجازه بدهد حقیقت کنونی اعتراضات در جریان مردم ایران را نظارت کرده و گزارش بدهند. نباید شاهد کشتار دوباره ی معترضان مسالمت آمیز و یا قطع اینترنت باشیم. جهان نظاره گر این اتفاقات است.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2020
To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
On Sunday, the citizens of Iran flooded the streets in their thousands as protesters demanded a change in leadership following their government's admission to shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane.
Iran initially denied claims that it had shot the plane down, killing all 176 people on board, after Canada and the US made the accusation, only later admitting it after irrefutable evidence emerged.
Activists posted images online of what appeared to be the remnants of a rocket near the crash site.
At the same time, a separate video showed an Iranian anti-aircraft missile strike the plane before it crashed.
President Hassan Rouhani, released statements Saturday morning, admitting to shooting down the plane "accidentally," claiming "human error" was to blame.
He later implied that Presdient Donald Trump and the US Government was responsible.