Sen. Mazie Hirono on Trump’s Threats to Iran: ‘Acting Like He’s the Dictator He Wants To Be’


Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) compared President Donald Trump‘s saber-rattling against Iran to actions of a dictator during a CNN appearance. this morning.

“If the president thinks he can resolve these problems with military might he’s so wrong,” Hirono said on New Day while responding to the president’s weekend statement saying, “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again.”

“There is something Secretary Mattis said — we need a diplomatic resolution to all these conflicts,” the Senate Armed Services Committee member added. added. “And so this is the president once again thumping his chest acting like he’s the dictator he wants to be.”

She also responded to Trump’s past comments toward North Korea, in which he said comments similar to those he made threatening Iran.

“This is before he fell in love with Kim Jong-un, I guess,” Hirono added, referencing Trump’s “fire and fury” remarks. “With this president — he is unpredictable. He doesn’t talk to anybody besides — I don’t know. He mainly refers to himself to make decisions on foreign policy — which is why it’s really hard to rely upon pretty much in my view whatever the president says both domestically and foreign policy.”

“We need to shore up our diplomatic resources and there are a lot of vacancies in the State Department that we need to fill,” she concluded. “But the president doesn’t go there.”

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