Trump just launched an all-caps threat to Iran in hysterical Twitter outburst

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In a move that has – once again – set the international community on edge, Trump took to Twitter to lob an “all caps” threat to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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!”

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And the Rouhani transgression that elicited such a hysterical response? While speaking with Iranian diplomats, Rouhani warned the U.S. against taking hostile action that could lead to war with Iran, encouraging peace instead.

“America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” he said.

Instead of exploring further the virtues of diplomacy, Trump opted to beat his chest from the safety of his keyboard.

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Most frighteningly, his threats are not unsubstantiated. While Congress alone has the power to declare war, that ability has recently been all but surrendered to the executive branch using an unrelated authorization. The Authorization for Use of Military Force gives the president the power to use military force against “those who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons.” While that may have served as justification after 9/11, Trump could still cite the 2001 AUMF as authority to launch a strike on Iran.

The framers of the Constitution granted the authority to declare war solely to the legislative branch so that too few – or in this case, one deranged madman – would not wield too much power. However, the likelihood that a Republican-controlled Congress would dare stand up to its unfit leader is slim to none.

While America and the rest of the world holds its breath as this egomaniac brings us to the brink of war, this tirade is yet another clear reason to elect Democrats in November.

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Brian Tyler Cohen

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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