October 9, 2020

‘If you f— around with us’: Trump puts Iran on notice

President Donald Trump on Friday’s broadcast of Rush Limbaugh‘s show, when talking about Iran, had some harsh words for the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, telling them not to “f— around with us.”

“And [Iran]’s been put on notice. If you f— around with us, if you do something bad to us,” the president said, “we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before.”

Late last month, the Trump administration unilaterally sanctioned Iran’s Revolutionary Court System on human rights’ grounds for torturing and executing a wrestler who had participated in a protest, as well as other human rights abuses.

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President Trump was on Limbaugh’s radio show holding a virtual campaign rally for his supporters when he made the comments. After contracting the Coronavirus late last week, Trump and his campaign said that they would be conducting virtual campaign events and rallies.

As a result of the president’s positive diagnosis, the Commission on Presidential Debates decided to make the second presidential debate a virtual one, which Trump rejected and subsequently backed out of. Because of this, the Trump and Biden campaigns have agreed to push this town hall-style debate to October 22 instead of next week so that it can be in person. The third debate, however, is up in the air.

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