A military advisor to Donald Trump’s campaign who was once on the potential VP shortlist, repeatedly called on an Iranian who’s been dead since 1989 to denounce the deadly attack in Nice, France.
“I want the Imam, or I want Khomeini in Iran to stand up and be counted,” Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told Fox’s Megyn Kelly on Thursday night. Twelve hours later, Flynn called out the deceased leader again.
“I have called out for the leaders of Iran ― Khomeini ― and the leaders of the Muslim world” to denounce the terrorist attack, Flynn told Fox & Friends on Friday morning.
“I can tick them off if you want, there’s a bunch of countries with a bunch of so-called leaders,” he added.
Ruhollah Khomeini died in 1989 after serving as the Ayatollah, or Supreme Leader of Iran for 10 years beginning with the 1979 revolution. After his death in ‘89 Khomeini was replaced by the current ayatollah, Ali Khamenei.
As The Huffington Post’s Christina Wilkie points out, Flynn’s mistake would be understandable coming from someone with no experience in national security.
But Flynn recently led one of the world’s most sophisticated intelligence agencies and clearly considers himself more than qualified to “call out” sovereign nations.
Watch his comments on Fox News below: