Ayatollah praises Trump
…that man [Trump] spoke more clearly, more explicitly, the people of America gathered their attention toward him. The opposing side said that he is acting like a populist; populism, why populism? Because the people saw what he said and saw that those words were the truth; they had observed those in the realities of their own lives.
Then Khamenei added that racism exists in the U.S. He noted that Trump pointed this out. Khamenei said: “A few days ago, during his campaign, he [Trump] said that if you are a person of color, if you are black or native American, when you are walking on the streets of New York, Chicago, Washington, or California, and similar such places, you cannot be confident that you will be alive another few minutes.” Khamenei also praised Trump for pointing out about discrimination and violations of human rights in the U.S. Khamenei said: “He [Trump] also talked about poverty. He said that 44 million people go hungry in the U.S. He said and others also said that less than one percent of the population owns 90 percent of the wealth in the U.S.”