19 Jul 2024
Saturday 3 October 2020 - 13:40
Story Code : 384429

Iranians call COVID-19 diagnosis 'lesson' for Trump

To many Iranians, the news that US President Donald Trump has the novel coronavirus is poetic justice.
Iranian officials, who are typically quick to react to bombshell stories, appearto have chosen cautious silence in the immediate raucous debates triggered by the announcement thatUS PresidentDonald Trump had tested positivefor the novel coronavirus. Unsurprisingly, the officials have also avoided sending any warm thoughts or prayers for the leader of thecountry they have considered Iran'snumber-one enemy for four decades.

However, Iranianmedia outlets, analystsand members of the public have reacted in messages largely about Trump's lesson and how the virus affects those who underestimate it. No one,absolutely no one, could be immune from COVIDs claws, read an article from the conservative state-funded news agencyYoung Journalists Club.

London-based Reformist and former Culture MinisterAtaollah Mohajeranioffered a chronology of Trump's actionsbefore catching the virus, from his effort to reduce the pandemic to the level of a ploy by Democrats to his ridicule for the mask worn by his rival Joe Biden.


Read more: Al-Monitor
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