Iran’s supreme leader says Trump is a ‘clown’ who will betray Iranians

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said President Donald Trump is a “clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will “push a poisonous dagger” into their backs, as Iran’s supreme leader struck a defiant tone in his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years. Khamenei said the mass funerals for Iran’s top general, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month, show the Iranian people support the Islamic Republic despite its recent trials. He said the “cowardly” killing of Qasem Soleimani had taken out the most effective commander in the battle against ISIS.