Appearing on CNN, Republican lawmaker Mike Turner (R-OH) made the point that “Iran itself continues to have even its entire parliament chant death to America.”
This led CNN Erin Burnett host to defend chanters of “death to America” while sharing a personal anecdote that she was in Tehran while Iranians were chanting “death to America” and those people “could not have been any friendlier” to her.
I will say, I will say, I was in Tehran when they were chanting ‘Death to America’ once. I was at a rally, the people couldn’t have been any friendlier to me personally as an American. It sort of felt like a thing and a trope, as opposed to anything that actually was seriously meant and considered. I understand your point, but having been there my experience was quite different.
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