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Did Ayatollah Khamenei Just Troll Trump? Iran’s Leader Shares Photo of Himself Reading ‘Fire and Fury’

Iran’s Supreme Leader posts picture to his Instagram account

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared to disparage President Trump on his Instagram account on Friday just a few days after POTUS pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and placed more sanctions on the country.

Khamenei posted an image of himself reading a Persian translation of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Michael Wolff’s much-discussed book that paints a picture of chaos at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue.

“The leader of the revolution browsing a book about #Trump, President of America,” reads a rough translation of Khamenei’s post.

It’s unclear whether the book is an official Persian copy or an unofficial knockoff.  Publisher Harry Holt did not immediately respond to a request for clarification from TheWrap.


The book, which reflected Trump and his administration in a poor light, caused a major stir in the United States after it was released in January. For weeks Wolff was a ubiquitous television presence storming sets from morning to prime time on MSNBC, CNN and international outlets. Growing questions about the book’s veracity came to a head, however, after an appearance on Bill Maher in which Wolff suggested that Trump and U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley were secretly having an affair. (Haley offered a strenuous denial at the time, saying the speculation was “disgusting” and “highly offensive.”)


Khameni said Wednesday that Trump “made a mistake” by exiting the nuclear deal.

“I said from the first day: don’t trust America,” Khamenei said.

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