If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump on Sunday ratcheted up his rhetoric toward Iran, warning that a fight with the United States would “be the official end of Iran.”
“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump said in a tweet. “Never threaten the United States again!”
The tweet comes amid rising fears over a potential military confrontation between the two countries. Officials in Washington are debating recent intelligence regarding whether Iran or the militias it supports are possibly planning to attack US assets or whether it is acting defensively in an attempt to deter US action.
But Trump took a seemingly more subdued tone in an interview with Fox News that aired Sunday evening.
“I just don’t want them to have nuclear weapons, and they can’t be threatening us. And with all of everything that’s going on, and I’m not one that believes — you know, I’m not somebody that wants to go into war, because war hurts economies, war kills people most importantly — by far most importantly,” he said.
“I don’t want to fight. But you do have situations like Iran, you can’t let them have nuclear weapons — you just can’t let that happen,” he said.
“You can’t let them have nuclear weapons.” That is why President Obama negotiated that Iran deal you fuckwit!
Trump seems to think that by making these threats on Twitter he is scaring people into wanting to make a deal with him, but that is not true.
Sure GOP politicians fear the tweets because they are all cowards, but countries like China, North Korea, and Iran all know that Trump is all show and no go.
They also have likely read the news articles that say Trump’s own people do not listen to him, and that many of his directives are either completely ignored or watered down in some way.
In short, Trump is a toothless tyrant who can kick and scream all he wants but will never completely get his way.