Romney: Iranian protesters reminiscent of ‘patriots who won our own freedom’

Romney: Iranian protesters reminiscent of ‘patriots who won our own freedom’
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Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite GOP rattled by Trump rally MORE on Sunday praised protesters in Iran who have in recent days demonstrated in opposition to alleged government corruption and economic conditions.

“Patriots afar remind us of the patriots who won our own freedom and also those who preserve it. Heroes all,” the former Republican presidential candidate tweeted.

Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee, is said to be weighing a run for Senate if Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah) retires.


Protesters have taken to the streets throughout Iran for each of the last four days to protest economic hardships and alleged government corruption.

Some protesters in the country's capital reportedly chanted "death to Rouhani," referring to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, and "death to the dictator," referring apparently to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

President Trump on Friday tweeted his support for the protests, adding that “the world is watching.” The Iranian government swiftly condemned the president’s remarks, calling them “deceitful and opportunist.”