Note that this is an AP story. It is also running in Newsweek and it has been around for a while. It isn't a Purim joke.
Various people have compared President Trump to Cyrus the Great at one time or another (cf., e.g., here). I haven't noted any of those stories in past posts, but I did link to a reference to Cyrus by the White House last year. See the links at that post for some reservations about invoking Cyrus in modern political contexts.
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