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Overnight, President Donald Trump tweeted an all-caps warning to Iran never to threaten the United States again, or “suffer consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.” The president’s tweet was in response to a threat from Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who on Sunday warned Trump directly in a televised speech that blocking Iran’s oil exports could lead to ‘the mother of all wars.’ Trump responded on Twitter, as he does.
Given the timing of Trump’s tweet — it came at 11:24 p.m. on a sleepy Sunday night it sparked groans of terror on journalists’s favorite social media platform.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
Um, WOW. Context for this Trump tweet >> Rouhani said today, “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” https://t.co/AsWwVtxyXh https://t.co/9jUT3Gu8kn — Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) July 23, 2018
@realdonaldtrump disrespects our troops by threatening a country that poses no threat to the US. @lpnational advocates peace, free trade, and diplomacy to solve international conflicts—and opposes jingoistic twitter trolling by reckless politicians armed with nuclear weapons. https://t.co/gqpGx7NjXk — Libertarian Party (@LPNational) July 23, 2018
I don’t really mind Trump warning Rouhani about consequences for Iran’s actions and rhetoric, but does he have to do it in a way that reads like a crazy troll flipping out over their favorite show getting cancelled? https://t.co/LrjEWghWgz — (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 23, 2018
Some were scorching.
And naturally, some were hilarious.
Among democrat politicians, you may notice a theme.
Mr. President, starting a war — or even just a war of words — with Iran won’t save you from Bob Mueller. Besides, you basically made the same threat to KJU before your Singapore meeting and North Korea’s nuclear program is stronger than ever. #MuellerTime https://t.co/Sf3yy58F6g — Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 23, 2018
But surely this says it all.
Are you a tad concerned about this tweet by @realDonaldTrump to Iranian President Rouhani? If so, support HR 669 / S 200 by @SenMarkey & me. This bipartisan legislation prevents @POTUS from launching a nuclear first strike without Congressional authorization. https://t.co/KwkK9iRbwI — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 23, 2018
GOOD MORNING, AMERICA!