Trump is late-night tweeting warnings to Iranian President Rouhani against his war threats, but he isn’t doing his normal style of tweet warning. He’s gone full all-caps defcon one.
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
It appears he’s responding to threats made by Rouhani earlier today:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning the US that war with Iran would be “the mother of all wars” but did not rule out the possibility of a peace agreement.
Americans “must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace,” Rouhani said while addressing diplomats Sunday in Tehran, according to Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA.
The Iranian leader also had a message for US President Trump: “do not play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally.”
I think this sums up my current feelings about this tweet from Trump:
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
By the way Trump tweeted, you’d think Iran had their finger on the button to launch a missile at Washington DC. Good grief!
Or his is trying to intentionally sound crazy to intimidate Iran?
Here’s a few more responses from Twitter you might like:
I tend to switch to decaf by this hour of the day, but maybe that's me. https://t.co/aMuoyCAAXw— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) July 23, 2018
We had a good run. https://t.co/6wt2oJVXxA— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) July 23, 2018
"The Mother of all Tweets?"... https://t.co/qRFSmvmE9x— Walid Phares (@WalidPhares) July 23, 2018
Now do Putin https://t.co/gyD5hJCiDC— Eli Lake (@EliLake) July 23, 2018