In our show, “Why do Iranians support Trump?”, we only gave you a glimpse of the feedback that we got to our Twitter poll in response to @TheTweetOfGod. We thought that it would be interesting for you to read more responses, and read some of the feedback we got about the actual show itself.
A selection of replies from Twitter
It doesn’t matter. Iranians in Iran care about how Trump affects Iran. They don’t care what he does to the US. In fact, if they are anti-US, they would WANT him to hurt the US. Just like Putin. They’ll learn, when he betrays them. He betrays everyone.— GerriN 🌺🌸🥀🌳 (@GERRI53N) June 28, 2020
Iran is an ultra conservative country, so the results aren’t shocking. I can see that they would support Trymp, because he is Republican. It would be interesting to rephrase the question.— Jan Moleski (@JanMoleski) June 28, 2020
I do not care beacuse what is going to change Iran’s destiny is the Iranians themselves.— The Lunn (@comeonkimben) June 28, 2020
Friends of the show directly contacted us to say…
It’s actually a very interesting question deeper down … You touch upon it though – as in Iranians liking a “strong leader”. I think that’s only a symptom though. I’d say it’s more a desire for absolute reliable truth, i.e. black-and-white thinking. Which of course comes from insecurities and uncertainties, and from living in a context that is largely quite muddy and intransparent. And which of course creates a desire for strong leadership, clear structures, including hierarchical ones. That’s a pretty common phenomenon around the world.Swiss Listener
Loved the disclaimer 😂Scottish listener
This one was great👍🏻 … the best so farIRANIAN LISTENER
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