Hezbollah chief hails ‘fool’ Trump for revealing US ‘racism’
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'When a fool settles in the White House... this is the beginning of relief for the oppressed around the world'

Hezbollah chief hails ‘fool’ Trump for revealing US ‘racism’

Hassan Nasrallah 'optimistic,' says the new US administration offers opportunities for terror group

A Hezbollah supporter waves his group's flag, as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, center, speaks via a video link, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 24, 2016.  (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A Hezbollah supporter waves his group's flag, as Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, center, speaks via a video link, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said he was “optimistic” now that the “fool” US President Donald Trump is in the White House, presenting what Nasrallah described as new opportunities for the Lebanon-based terror group.

Nasrallah made the comments during a televised speech broadcast on the Hezbollah terror group’s affiliate satellite channel, al-Manar.

“Neither Trump nor any other of these racists will damage the faith of children and our elders,” he said. “We are very optimistic that when a fool settles in the White House and boasts about his foolishness, this is the beginning of relief for the oppressed around the world.”

“Trump revealed the true face of the ugly, racist and unjust US administration, and we thank him for that,” Nasrallah added.

President Donald Trump signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House surrounded by small business leaders, Jan. 30, 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump signing an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House surrounded by small business leaders, Jan. 30, 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty Images)

The leader of the Lebanese terror group dedicated most of his address to the involvement of Hezbollah forces in the Syrian civil war.

Hezbollah parading its military equipment in Qusayr, Syria, November 2016. (Twitter)
Hezbollah parading its military equipment in Qusayr, Syria, November 2016. (Twitter)

“The military victory in Syria, especially in Aleppo, contributed to restoring security to most of the Syrian cities,” he claimed.

Hezbollah has been fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime as it tries to suppress an insurgency in bloody civil war that has continued for over five years.

Hezbollah militants attend a ceremony at the Martyr's cemetery in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on February 12, 2017. (AFP/ ANWAR AMRO)
Hezbollah militants attend a ceremony at the Martyr’s cemetery in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on February 12, 2017. (AFP/ ANWAR AMRO)

A US-led coalition has been backing moderate rebel groups in the conflict.

Nasrallah added that the Lebanese Shiite terror group supports efforts to reach a ceasefire in Syria.

“Hezbollah and Iran support the ceasefire, the reconciliations, and the political settlement in Syria, while some Arab states are still backing the military option,” he said.

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