Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei recently released an animated video to his website shows former President Donald Trump nailed by a drone strike.
Including Call of Duty-in graphic style, the video shows an uninformed Trump hanging out at his Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Palm Beach, while an Iranian drone operator locks himself into the former president’s location to direct what we can only assume is a heat-seeking rocket down to his head.
The video, which appears to have been generated through some kind of competition supported by the Iranian state, is widely shared on social media. You can check below:
The fictitious execution in the video points to the real thing: the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the much-loved General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and commander of his elite Quds forces, who was killed The Trump administration in January 2020 targeted a drone attack on Baghdad International Airport.
Khamenei’s video was released just over a week after the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, and shows the drone operator receive instructions on how to ensure that “those who killed the” general “pay the price” for what was done.
Suleimani’s murder provoked an outburst of sorrow in Iran, and has also been widely criticized in the international community as unnecessary surgery-and potentially illegal. The Trump administration defended his decision to kill Soleimani, claiming that the general was in the process of “devising immediate and sinister attacks” on American personnel at the time of his death.
Since then, Khamenei has made a number of not-so-covert threats to Trump and those who ordered the general’s assassination. About a year ago, the supreme leader tweeted a picture that similarly depicted Trump on his golf course with a shadow of what looks like a drone hovering over his head.
As for Trump? Uh, probably not. Still, it’s never fun to have someone bother with animating a depiction of your death.
On Thursday, the press secretary of the Biden administration was Jen Psaki was asked about video during a news conference and said the video was “offensive” but could not specify whether the U.S. intelligence community was investigating the matter or not.