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Bill Bennett: 'Proud' of Trump's Support of Iranian Protesters

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By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:01 PM

President Donald Trump has made the right decision to publicly support protesters in Iran, and the move could prove to be a key moment, former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett said Wednesday.

"Let's remember how much blood is on Iran's hands, the blood of many servicemen," Bennett, who served under former President Ronald Reagan, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.

"We know the influence they have, and this could be a very key moment. I'm very proud of the president."

Bennett also commented on Sen. Orrin Hatch's announcement that he will retire, and about the chance that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of Trump's could seek the departing Utah Republican' seat.

"I was afraid you were going to ask me about this," said Bennett. "I was a Romney guy when he was running. But what he said about Trump is unforgivable. Said he was a phony."

As a result, said Bennett, he does not know "what kind of senator" Romney would be.

"I am trying to find it in my heart to forgive him," said Bennett. "I suppose I will follow the example of our leader and if Donald Trump can forgive him for what he said about him, I can too. So I'll fall in line if necessary."

Bennett also served as drug czar under former President George H.W. Bush, and commented on Trump's remarks that he is considering bringing back policies to test people for drugs before allowing them to collect unemployment pay.

"We have a terribly serious drug problem in this country, this opioid crisis and other things," said Bennett. "It's just awful. It's worse than the cocaine epidemic there in the late '80s. If someone has a serious drug problem, let's make it common sense. You give them a check, what do you think they're going to spend their money on? I mean, this is what happens."

He also does not think it's "dehumanizing" to have a drug test before getting checks.

"What's dehumanizing is the use of drugs because it destroys the soul and hinders the mind," Bennett said. "That's the real dehumanizing thing. Saying there are — remember what welfare is for and unemployment was for. The subsistence and food and housing for people who were in desperate circumstances and in this case don't have jobs. Can't we require one condition at least since we know that if they get those funds and they have a serious drug problem?"

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