TEHRAN, IRAN – A disturbing video was released on the website of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei that depicted an animated short of former President Donald Trump being assassinated on a golf course by way of a drone strike, which the animated video was inspired by the killing of General Qassem Soleimani back in January of 2020.
Back on January 3rd of 2020, Iranian General Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike ordered by former President Trump while General Soleimani was at a Baghdad airport. At the time of the strike, Former President Trump said that General Soleimani was “directly and indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions of people.”
A statement released by the Pentagon shortly after the strike noted that General Soleimani was “developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region” and that said strike was a means of “deterring future Iranian attack plans.”
General Soleimani was generally considered a formidable figure in Iran, with the Quds Forces reportedly directly reporting to him and Khamenei.
On January 12th, the video depicting the animated Trump assassination was uploaded on Khamenei’s website. Trump appears to be playing a round of golf at Mar-a-Lago when the drone strike comes in. Multiple references to General Soleimani can be found in the animated short, with one portion containing the text “Soleimani’s murderer and the one who gave the order will pay the price.”
There’s been no shortage of demands from within Iran that former President Trump be held to account – and even killed – for the January 2020 airstrike. Earlier in January, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was among those calling for such, saying that Trump should be “prosecuted and killed.”
Raisi further stated that failure to do so would result in “revenge” coming from “the sleeves of ummah,” which the term “ummah” relates to “the whole Muslim world, or the community of believers” according to the definition provided by Brown University.
“If not, I’m telling all American leaders, don’t doubt that the hand of revenge will come out of the sleeves of the ummah.”