Iranian president Hassan Rouhani attacked Donald Trump as having a mental impairment for imposing sanctions on his nation, while the President responded that he’s no longer dealing with John Kerry and Barack Obama.
Rouhani’s outrage came as the President announced a new round of sanctions on the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, and eight other Iranian military commanders, in response to shooting down an American drone.
“No wise person would take such an action,” he fumed, adding that “the White House is stricken by a mental disability.”
Sina Toosi, a research associate at the National Iranian American Council, tweeted that western media had incorrectly translated Rouhani’s comments to say that Trump was “mentally retarded.”
We’ll let you venture a guess as to why they made that ‘mistake.’
Regardless, the Iranian president was clearly implying Trump had mental deficiencies, to which the commander-in-chief responded essentially that ‘you’re not dealing with Obama anymore.’
“Iran leadership doesn’t understand the words ‘nice’ or ‘compassion,’ they never have,” Trump railed. “Sadly, the thing they do understand is Strength and Power, and the USA is by far the most powerful Military Force in the world …”
He then specifically referenced Rouhani’s statement.
“Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force,” he explained. “In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry [and] Obama!”
….Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality. Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force. In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2019
Rouhani lashing out at President Trump is pretty rich, considering this administration isn’t going to fall for the tricks and mindgames his regime managed to slip by Obama.
You know, like the time Obama gave them pallets of cash if they super-duper promised to stop pursuing a nuclear program?
Or when Obama’s cash – $1.7 billion – was used by Iran in an “unprecedented military buildup meant to transform the Islamic Republic’s fighting force into an ‘offensive’ juggernaut'”?
Or that time the Obama administration granted a license to Iran that allowed them access to the U.S. financial system?
Trump Won This War of Words Before
Rouhani tried poking the bear in Mr. Trump before, objecting to threats of increased sanctions after the White House pulled America out of Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal.
“Do not play with the lion’s tail, you will regret it forever,” he warned.
Trump responded by dropping this MOAB …
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
As he said, this isn’t John Kerry and Barack Obama anymore.