Hezbollah leader: Having 'idiot' Trump in White House makes us optimistic

Hezbollah leader: Having 'idiot' Trump in White House makes us optimistic
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The leader of Lebanon’s Shiite militant group and political party Hezbollah said having an "idiot" in the White House makes the group optimistic, a reference to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE.

"We are very optimistic that when an idiot settles in the White House and boasts about his idiocy, this is the beginning of relief for the oppressed around the world,” Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

The United States has designated Hezbollah as a foreign terrorist organization.

Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, recently that said the administration was putting Iran, a Hezbollah backer, on notice after the country tested a ballistic missile. 

"The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk," Flynn said during a White House press briefing.

“As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice."