Lindsey Graham: Trump Has to Say More About Iran Protests; ‘You Just Can’t Tweet Here’
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) December 31, 2017
President Trump has expressed support for the recent protests against the Iranian government, though Lindsey Graham says he can still do better.
The South Carolina senator gave an interview on Face the Nation, where he was asked about the ongoing, deadly protests against Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump noted the protests earlier today when he sent out a tweet supporting the demonstrators.
Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
Graham noted Trump’s sympathies, but he told CBS’ Major Garett that this is the point where the president should give a speech and come up with a strategy, not just tweet.
“You just can’t tweet here. You have to lay out a plan,” said Graham. “If I were President Trump, I’d lay out a plan as to how I would engage the regime. I would tell the Europeans and the Congress and the world that America’s going to withdraw from this agreement unless it’s a better deal, and I’d lay out what a better deal would look like. And I would stand with the Iranian people the entire time.”
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