U.S. State Department Congratulates Iranian Oscar Winner — Then Is Forced To Delete The Tweet!

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Everything that isn’t “Hail Trump” is “over-rated” or “fake news” — and you want to tell us Donald Trump isn’t trying to be a dictator??

The latest example of the POTUS with the mostest ego creating nothing but enemies came as a result of the Oscars.

While the Complainer-In-Chief has stayed surprisingly silent on Twitter about the jab-filled ceremony, it seems his self-centered, anti-First Amendment influence has extended over the rest of the government’s social media.

Related: Trump Saves His Oscar Comments For Breitbart News

The Persian-language Twitter account for the U.S. State Department tweeted a totally benign congratulations to the people of Iran and director Asghar Farhadi when The Salesman won Best Foreign Language Film, only the country’s second time ever winning the award.

But then the account was forced to delete the good will:

After several people noticed the tweet was taken down, a spokeswoman for the State Department confirmed the deletion was because of the acceptance speech, saying:

“A congratulatory tweet was posted. We later removed the post to avoid any misperception that the USG [US government] endorsed the comments made in the acceptance speech.”

What were those awful comments they didn’t want to be associated with?

Farhadi himself did not attend in protest of the Muslim ban but did send a prepared statement calling the ban “inhumane” and said:

“Dividing the world into the ‘us’ and ‘our enemies’ categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war.”

Yes. Because why would you want to be associated with a statement embracing peace and denouncing hatred?

[Image via ABC News.]

Feb 27, 2017 8:37pm PDT

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