Trump drops f-bomb warning Iran during Rush Limbaugh ‘radio rally’, Internet says he’s ‘jacked up on steroids’
On ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’, Trump told the right-wing radio host about Iran, 'If you f*** around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before'
President Donald Trump, on Friday, October 9, spent almost two hours talking on right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh's show and caused a bit of controversy when he casually dropped in the F-word. Trump, who had no public events on his schedule on Friday as he remains at the White House recovering from COVID-19, called in on ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’, where he spoke on his usual talking points: the liberal media, the Democrats, and more. The Trump campaign had billed his call with Limbaugh as the "largest radio rally in history".
At one point during the call, Trump, speaking about Iran, said, “They’ve been put on notice. If you f*** around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before.”
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran only increased under the Trump regime in the last four years, especially after he withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on the country. In fact, at the beginning of 2020, the two countries appeared ever closer to active conflict after Trump ordered a drone strike in Iraq that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Iran then retaliated with a missile strike on an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops, which left more than 100 U.S. troops injured.
So, Trump’s comments were not taken lightly. Many on social media were openly critical, not just of his heavy-handedness with geopolitics, but also about the dignity of the Oval Office, which many believe does not allow for language like this.
Vote Vets, a non-profit organization with over 700,000 members, tweeted, “Just another day where a president jacked up on steroids drops an F-bomb while threatening war.” Another Twitter user, reacting to the statement’s potency, wrote, “Um, the f-bomb is the least concerning thing about this.” Another Twitter user said, “Trump dropped the ‘F’ bomb on a public broadcast. Sounding like his lungs had a gallon of fluid in them. Wait till they cut him off from the steroids.”
Just another day where a president jacked up on steroids drops an F bomb while threatening war. https://t.co/0VJmolOPP3— VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424) (@votevets) October 9, 2020
Um, the f-bomb is the least concerning thing about this. https://t.co/8fykJKAkf1— Jana Sesow 🐝👩🏻🦰🕶 (@jmsesow) October 9, 2020
Trump dropped the "F" bomb on a public broadcast. Sounding like his lungs had a gallon of fluid in them. Wait till they cut him off from the steroids. https://t.co/BGEEs5aZN5— Phillipa Charlotte (@QueenPhillippa) October 9, 2020
The "steroids" comments could have some legitimacy to them. Trump told Fox Business Network on Thursday that he will be taking a steroid for COVID-19 for a “little bit longer”. The steroid that the president’s physicians prescribed is reportedly Dexamethasone, and it has some interesting side effects. Dr. Celine Gounder, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at New York University School of Medicine, told NPR that it is “quite common, especially among older patients” to have psychiatric side effects. “Anything from feeling like you’re on top of the world … your arthritic aches and pains of age just melt away, you have lots of energy,” she told NPR. “There may be some grandiosity.”
Many on social media criticized Trump for being profane. One Twitter user wrote, “Trump using the F-bomb is already everywhere. My kids just asked me if they can go ahead and use it, ‘since the President does’.” Another Twitter user said, “45 has already loosed the F-bomb...N-word is waiting in the wings.” One Twitter user noted, “I may use the F-bomb on occasion, but I am a 20-year-old kid. This is far beneath the office of the President of the United States. This guy must go November 3rd.” While another Twitter user simply said, “So much class. So presidential.”
Trump using the F-bomb is already everywhere. My kids just asked me if they can go ahead and use it, “since the President does”.— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) October 9, 2020
45 has already loosed the F-bomb...N-word is waiting in the wings. https://t.co/5EdfJ8qNpv— Stella Beat (@StellaBeat) October 9, 2020
I may use the F-bomb on occasion, but I am a 20 year old kid.— Edgar McGregor🌎🌴 (@edgarrmcgregor) October 9, 2020
This is far beneath the office of the President of the United States. This guy must go November 3rd. https://t.co/N0VjA5NBdC