Before she became Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, Susan Rice was tasked with lying to the American public about Benghazi. Remember the whole YouTube video fiasco?
Now, Rice is telling President Trump to keep silent in regards to the protests in Iran.
From Fox News Insider:
Kellyanne Conway had some strong words for Susan Rice after the former National Security Adviser tweeted out a New York Times article titled, “How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet.”
Rice, who served under former President Obama, apparently took issue with a series of tweets from President Trump in which he condemned the Iranian regime and praised the anti-government proteststhat are taking place across the Islamic republic.
Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching! #IranProtests
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2017
Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet. https://t.co/w0MNlWMkxG
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) December 31, 2017
“I wish she had been quiet when she lied about what happened in Benghazi, when she blamed a tape when we know that’s not what happened. [She] went on five Sunday shows and lied to the American people about it,” Conway said on “Fox & Friends,” referring to the since-debunked claim that an anti-Muslim video sparked the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
More on the Iran protests, per BBC:
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was speaking for the first time since people protesting at Iran’s economic troubles clashed with security forces last Thursday.
Nine people, including a child, died overnight in violence in central Iran, state media say.
The protests are the largest since the disputed 2009 presidential election.
They began last Thursday in the city of Mashhad, initially against price rises and corruption, but have since spread amid wider anti-government sentiment.