Trump Just Threatened To ‘End’ Iran In An Uncomfortable Tweet, And Here We Go Again

When Donald Trump feels backed into a corner due to escalating tension with other nations, he threatens to end them.

It’s a typical schoolyard bully response, and he plays the part down to a tee.

Unfortunately, we can’t put a gag order on the president.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted:

“If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”

His tweet came after Thursday’s meeting with Switzerland President Ueli Maurer when Trump told reporters he hoped the United States would not go to war with Tehran.

Switzerland, a neutral country, is historically known to be a diplomatic liaison between the U.S. and Iran. Trump’s meeting with the president of the Swiss confederation was meant to “discuss the partnership between the United States and Switzerland, including matters such as Switzerland’s role in facilitating diplomatic relations and other international issues,” according to the White House.

According to the Huffington Post, the U.S. pulled all its nonessential government personnel from Iraq due to unspecified conflict with Iran, but actual reasons as to why diplomatic staffers were relocated are unclear.

We’ll see what happens with Iran,” Trump told reporters after the U.S. blamed Iran for the sabotage of four oil tankers near Fujairah emirate on Sunday.

“If they do anything, it will be a very bad mistake.”

Meanwhile, brace yourself.

Several top Democrats and even some Republicans are preparing to prevent the deployment of tens of thousands of troops from getting dragged into another bloody conflict with the Middle East.

Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM), Richard Durbin (D-Il) and Rand Paul (R-KY) are revisiting The Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act of 2018 that would prohibit the U.S. from using funds for a war with Iran without express congressional approval.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma) is now cosponsoring the bill.

“We cannot let the Trump Admin drag us into yet another war in the Middle East,” she tweeted.

At the moment, the U.S. does not have official plans to send military forces to Iran, and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that his country would not go to war with the U.S., despite mounting tensions.

Until Trump can censor himself and discontinue making threats on Twitter, do we dare to sleep at night with both eyes closed?