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.