This Is #Resist? Trump Haters Love Ayatollah's Instagram Pic of 'Fire and Fury'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says President Trump's speech announcing U.S. withdrawal from a nuclear deal with Iran was "silly and superficial." during a meeting with a group of Iranian students and teachers a day after the president announced the U.S. is pulling out of the nuclear deal. (Photo by SalamPix/Abaca/Sipa USA, Sipa via AP Images)

Did you assume that torturing and murdering gay men, perpetrating terror attacks, andย proudly embracing anti-Semitism were barriers to joining “The Resistance” against President Donald Trump?


Then … well, then you weren’t even up to speed on the leaders of the #WomensMarch.

Donna Hylton, Rasmea Odeh, and Tamika Mallory are welcomed as allies by many elements of the Left.

But if you did know of those three, then today’s response to dictator Ayatollah Khamenei posting an Instagram shot of himself reading Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury shouldn’t surprise you. New York magazine’s Yashar Ali had a negative reaction, but many, many others did not:

Khamenei, of course, condemns Iranian women to a lifetime of repression and abuse under penalty of corporal punishment, including execution. He demands gay men be tossed from rooftops. He intends to murder all the world’s Jews. He funds his client-state dictator Bashar Assad’s savage slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians.

But Khamenei also digs a gossipy anti-Trump book, so :


These positive responses to Khamenei’s Instagram post enraged Yashar Ali, whoย revealed he has personal reasons for despising the monstrous Khamenei:


Many self-identified members of #Resist also had quite a laugh at Kim Jong-Un calling Trump a “dotard.” Years ago, Columbia University allowed former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to give a lecture on campus, during which many Columbia students and employees approved of his thoughts.

Many on the Left truly do equate Trump with the world’s worst monsters — and the United States with the world’s worst regimes.

As such, they have no difficulty crafting subjective motivations for backing any enemy of their enemy.


Update (7:45 p.m.): Praise for Ayatollah Khamenei’s snark quickly accumulated after The Hill posted a brief writeup and a tweet about the Fire and Fury Instagram post. Both the comment section on The Hill article and the replies to the tweet overwhelmingly support Khamenei’s “trolling” of Trump:


Prominent Australian writer Rita Panahi — whose parents were targeted by the Iranian regime in the 1980s and fled to Australia with her, receiving asylum — had this perspective:

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