In Iran, Oliver Stone likens Trump to 'Beelzebub'
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Filmmaker Oliver Stone slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE during an appearance at the International Film Festival in Tehran this week, comparing him to "Beelzebub." 

Stone made the comments while criticizing foreign policy in the Middle East, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


“We made a mess out of Iraq, Syria, Libya, but it doesn’t matter to the American public. It’s OK to wreck the Middle East,” Stone said. “It doesn’t matter who is president — Bush, Obama or Trump, the U.S. will break any treaty."

He told a local journalist that, having compared former President George W. Bush to John Wayne, he would have to compare Trump with "Beelzebub," a name sometimes used for the devil.

Stone also criticized French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited Trump this week in the administration's first state visit and on Wednesday addressed a joint session of Congress. 

The filmmaker called Macron a “young man without much sense of history or memory of the great traditions of France," referring to French colonialism and imperialism. 

Stone has criticized Trump in the past, calling him a "disaster" last year. 

“This is a little too early to tell if Trump lasts, but it seems he’s not to be the kind of president who plans, who deliberates,” Stone said.