During an extended appearance on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show this week, President Donald Trump issued an unmistakable warning to the nation’s enemies.
At one point during what Limbaugh dubbed a “Mega MAGA” rally, Trump uttered an expletive as part of his message that Iran should not provoke the United States, as reported by Breitbart.
“You don’t see the terror”
The president’s attention-grabbing rhetoric came during his on-air appearance on Friday while making the case that international terrorism is no longer the same existential threat it once was.
Specifically, he pointed to his perception that Iran is no longer as wealthy as it once was and is therefore unable to maintain a system of sponsoring acts of terror.
“Iran is bust because of me, because of sanctions and other things,” Trump said. “And the whole picture of terror — you don’t see the terror.”
Of course, he soon made it clear that Iran continues to pose a potential threat to the homeland, going on to put that nation’s leaders on notice that any hostile act would be met with an overwhelming response.
“And they know if they do anything against us they’ll pay a thousandfold problem,” the president said. “They’re going to have a thousandfold difference because they know now that we have things that we never had before. We have strength in weapons that we never had before. We never had it like we have it now and Iran knows that.”
“They understand that”
In a clip that has since gone viral, Trump dropped the f-word as he continued his direct line of threats.
“They’ve been put on notice: If you f*** around with us, you do something bad to us, we are going to do things to you that have never been done before and they understand that,” Trump said.
As Breitbart reported, the expletive was censored prior to making it on air, but a live broadcast available to the show’s premium subscribers caught the unedited exchange.
While the profanity might have gained the most attention, it has nevertheless shed a spotlight on the president’s commitment to protecting Americans from foreign threats. Shortly after the year began, the Trump administration made international headlines for a strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian military leader long associated with terrorism.
“But here’s the thing, they’re no longer rich and they’re not giving out hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas and all these other groups that caused all the problems,” Trump concluded on Friday. “Now, nobody brings it up. When was the last time you saw an attack?”