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Iran's Supreme Leader Has a Sense of Humor?

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)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei posted a photo on Instagram that shows him reading the anti-Trump book Fire and Fury.

“Today, the revolutionary leader is browsing a book about the… president of the United States,” Khamenei’s post’s caption read.

The Hill:

Khamenei’s photo showed him reading author Michael Wolff’s 2018 bestseller, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” — a book that rocked Washington and the international community with its provocative descriptions of the commander in chief and his inner circles.

“This man will turn to dust and his body will become food for snakes and ants,” Khamenei said this week in response to Trump’s announcement. “And the Islamic Republic will still be standing.”

Members of the country’s Parliament reacted to Trump’s decision by burning a symbolic copy of the deal along with an American flag and chanting “death to America.”

Iran’s president, however, has indicated that his country would remain committed to the terms of the agreement without U.S. participation.

So what’s funnier? Khamenei trolling the president of the United States or saying Trump’s “body will become food for snakes and ants”?

Must of lost something in the translation.

Actually, ants and snakes have entirely different diets so I guess we can assume that the ayatollah exaggerates sometimes in his rhetoric. So, when he said of Israel that “we have repeatedly said that this cancerous tumor of a state should be removed from the region,” he was just joshing, right?

Right?