Desperate for any kind of victory over President Donald Trump, the liberal media has resorted to calling on Twitter to punish the president for a stern tweet directed at the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Trump posted a tweet early Monday warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to “NEVER,EVER” threaten the United States again.
“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!” he tweeted.
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
The tweet was in response to some tough words from Rouhani, who warned Trump not to “play with the lion’s tail,” according to NPR.
Stealing a line from deceased Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iranian president cautioned that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” Perhaps, Rouhani may want to do a little research on how Hussein’s “mother of all wars” worked out for him.
Nevertheless, NBC reporter Bill Neely responded to Trump’s tweet by suggesting it “violated Twitter’s rules,” and we don’t believe the reporter is talking about the poor etiquette of using all caps.
Neely stopped short of calling for the president’s Twitter account to be suspended, but suggested that would be the result if anyone else had sent it.
“I’m sure this Tweet is violating Twitter’s rules. As a regular citizen, try posting this about someone and see what happens – I suspect your account would be suspended. Twitter?” he tattle-tweeted.
I’m sure this Tweet is violating Twitter’s rules. As a regular citizen, try posting this about someone and see what happens- I suspect your account would be suspended. Twitter? https://t.co/FxNiNBTDhV
— Bill Neely (@BillNeelyNBC) July 23, 2018
Where Neely lacked the gumption to tag Twitter in his query, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle was more than up to the task, tagging CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet of her own.
@realDonaldTrump’s tweet land in the universe of acceptable use of the platform?” Ruhle asked.
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) July 23, 2018
Naturally, the media would like nothing more than to see President Trump’s Twitter account suspended, which would effectively take away his means of going around the press to speak directly to the American people.
Twitter refused to delete a tweet last year from the president directed at North Korea, citing the “newsworthiness” of the post, CNET reported.
“We hold all accounts to the same Rules, and consider a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules,” Twitter wrote from its Policy account. “Among the considerations is ‘newsworthiness’ and whether a Tweet is of public interest.
Looking past a tweet that noted how Trump was successful in getting “journalists to defend a terrorist nation”…
In which Donald Trump gets US journalists to defend a terrorist nation. https://t.co/kJ2aok2iKQ
— Kent Moore (@kentrmoore) July 23, 2018
The tweets from the two media figures prompted a wave of people all but begging the social media platform to take action:
Can't NBC get a Twitter executive on camera to interview about this? https://t.co/v0M5LCPrYa
— Richard G. Hughes (@LoblollyCapeCod) July 23, 2018
Twitter seems to have two sets of rules one for realdonaldtrump and one set of rules for the regular people https://t.co/fOHPSFJIuO
— Micheal Cahoon (@CahoonMicheal) July 23, 2018
— L.A. Crider (@LACrider1) July 23, 2018
— WesternWoman (@PureSalvato) July 23, 2018
If I threatened war on Twitter I would be blocked . https://t.co/3fxlimTrnS
— mary beal (@MaryMbeal1fan) July 23, 2018
— Kathleen Petrie (@kpeach58) July 23, 2018
— Jo (@NewsJunkieJo) July 23, 2018
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