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Jimmy Kimmel Just Put His Finger On What’s Behind Trump’s Crazy Threat To Iran

On Monday night, ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel slammed President Trump over his threats toward Iran after the president fired off an all-caps tweet late Sunday in which he threatened to wipe out Iran.

During his show’s monologue, Kimmel questioned why Trump has reacted so “strongly” to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s most recent rhetoric towards the U.S.

“The president was up past his bedtime last night, lashing out after the president of Iran said America should know that peace with Iran is the ‘mother of all peace’ and war with Iran is the ‘mother of all wars,’” the ABC host joked. “And to that Trump responded with the mother of all-caps.”

“NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” Trump wrote. “WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!” he tweeted in all-caps at Rouhani.

“People are wondering why the president would threaten them (Iran) with nuclear war, when he let (Russian President) Vladimir Putin practically run his fingers through his hair?” Kimmel asked.

“Remember what I previously said, Obama will someday attack Iran in order to show how tough he is,” Kimmel added, “Now look at who’s threatening Iran to show how tough he is.”

“Could it be that Trump is trying to use Iran to distract us from whatever he’s up to with Russia?” he added.

Kimmel’s comments came a day after the president issued a fiery threat aimed at Rouhani, appearing to threaten war if Iran’s government continues to issue threats towards the U.S. and its allies.

Watch Kimmel’s video below:


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