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!