President Donald Trump issued an existential threat to Iran over the weekend that appeared to have been prompted by a Fox News report.
Trump tweeted out the threat at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, minutes after Fox News aired a report on escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
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
That tweet came nine minutes after a Fox News report warning of potentially dire consequences if the U.S. backed down.
Folks, The president is threatening Iran because of a Fox News segment.
Left, Fox, 4:16 pm
Right, Trump, 4:25 pm pic.twitter.com/h0lSFp2pn0
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 19, 2019