On Thursday, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to President Trump, where she voiced her disappointment that his Administration has not changed their stance on Iran, to where the country can obtain $5 billion in humanitarian aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter came right after Democrats blocked Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s request for $250 billion for emergency small business loans, as part of the CARES Act.
According to the Daily Wire, in late March, Democrats, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ilhan Omar (MN), and Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — “sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin calling for the easing of U.S. sanctions on Iran during the coronavirus pandemic, a request that was dead on arrival.” Iran has since requested $5 billion in aid from the IMF; however, the Trump administration has blocked it.
Feinstein tweeted a copy of her letter to Trump, and captioned it, “The coronavirus has hit Iran hard, with the potential for even greater spread in the region. In the interest of international security, President Trump should support Iran’s request to the IMF for emergency funds to contain this virus.”
Her letter stated, “I am disappointed to see reports that your administration intends to block Iran from receiving $5 billion in humanitarian aid from the IMF to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Providing these funds to Iran would help it respond more effectively to the disease and mitigate the risk of further destabilization in the region.”
She then urged President Trump to “support Iran’s request for $5 billion in emergency funds from the IMF on an exception for humanitarian aid.”
After seeing Feinstein’s tweet, actor James Woods slammed Democrats for wanting to “help Iran before small business owners in America.” See Below
Sen. Feinstein’s Official Tweet
The coronavirus has hit Iran hard, with the potential for even greater spread in the region. In the interest of international security, President Trump should support Iran’s request to the IMF for emergency funds to contain this virus. pic.twitter.com/yWD3kD9Qem
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) April 9, 2020
In response, Woods tweeted, “Democrats want to help Iran before small business owners in America. They spit in the face of every American when they do it and have no shame 0whatsoever. They never cease to amaze and disgust.”
Democrats want to help Iran before small business owners in America. They spit in the face of every American when they do it and have no shame whatsoever. They never cease to amaze and disgust. https://t.co/LcyNejZyQU
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 10, 2020
Woods’ tweet came just moments before that of Senator Ted Cruz who struck a similar note in his rebuke of Democrats.
We leave you with that tweet:
The Ayatollah leads chants of “death to America.” He pledges to destroy America, which he calls “the Great Satan.” And Senate Dems want to send him millions??? At the EXACT SAME TIME, Senate Dems are blocking desperately need relief to small businesses in America. 😱 #Priorities https://t.co/o44wqG9bOm
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 10, 2020