Retired Adm. Mike Mullen was the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Obama and expressed hope that Iranian protesters will get a lot more support from Trump than they did from Obama. The protests that erupted during the Obama years received little notice. Is this an opportunity for President Trump to help Iran evolve?
As Written and Reported By Kyle Feldscher for the Washington Examiner:
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wants the Trump administration to not make the same mistakes as the Obama administration and fully back protesters in Iran.
Retired Adm. Mike Mullen said on ABC’s “This Week” that President Obama should have backed Iranian protesters in 2009 more than he did. Now that protests are once again roiling the Islamic Republic, President Trump should throw his support behind them.
“We chose to not be as supportive as we could have been then,” Mullen said.