Hirono Bashes Trump for Being Tough on Iran, Claims He’s ‘Acting Like He Is the Dictator He Wants to Be’

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) compared President Donald Trump to a dictator after he issued a tough warning to the leaders of Iran after they issued threats against the United States.

On Sunday, Iran launched rockets that landed less than a mile from the U.S. embassy in the Green Zone of Baghdad, Iraq. Although no Americans were injured, U.S. officials took it as a direct threat against the United States.

The rocket launches follow several weeks of escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Recently, the U.S. military positioned an aircraft carrier with B-52 bombers near the country as a precautionary measure.

President Trump warned Iran that the U.S. would hold nothing back if threats continued to be made toward the American people. In a tweet sent Sunday, Trump warned that an attack on Americans could be the “end of Iran.”

Hirono didn’t support the president’s tough response to Iranian threats. In an interview on “New Day” on CNN Monday morning, the senator condemned Trump’s response to Iran and claimed the president was acting like the dictator “he wants to be.”

Watch Hirono’s comments:

“If the president thinks that he can resolve these problems with military might he’s so wrong. There is something [Former Defense] Secretary [James] Mattis said, you know, ‘we need a diplomatic resolution to all these conflicts.’ And so, this is the president once again thumping his chest and acting like he is the dictator that I think he wants to be.”

Host John Berman noted that Trump had a similarly harsh reaction of “fire and fury” to North Korea prior to his meeting with Kim Jong Un. At the time, many Americans were concerned with Trump’s words but U.S. relations with North Korea have since improved.

Hirono brushed off Trump’s behavior and claimed that was “before he fell in love” with Kim. She claimed Trump’s tough rhetoric had nothing to do with getting Kim to the table to start the negotiations that eventually led to the return of the remains of U.S. soldiers.

The senator claimed she has no faith in Trump’s ability to lead at home or abroad.

“It is really hard to rely upon pretty much in my view whatever the president says both domestically and in foreign policy,” said Hirono.

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Andrea Rainwater
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Andrea Rainwater

Hirono is utterly out of touch with the world. Trump is our leader and protect us, that is what he
Intends to do. We appreciate his concerns and so should she.

Kilr
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Kilr

Trump isn’t acting like a Dictator….But Crazy Mazie Hirono is acting like the fool she is.

Sheila McCarty
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Sheila McCarty

Why didn’t Hirono call out Iran for aiming s rocket at our embassy in Iraq? Is that really excusable to her and she’d rather call out to a Trump on his words? She is very mixed up! 😠

TXTransplant
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TXTransplant

Senator Hirono is both dishonest and incompetent.

Kevin Lee
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Kevin Lee

I love the fact that the Democrats are imploding. The outright hatred of President Trump’s has cause mass hysteria within their party. The absolute crap they spew is beyond anything I’ve witnessed In my lifetime. This has got to end.

Moleculeism
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Moleculeism

That was some of the most disgusting testimony I’ve ever seen. Its official. Mazie Hirono is an enemy of the United States

Bev
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All these know it all politicians, they are so quick to bash President Trump, I would love to hear what the hell they think should be done! If they think we should rollover and play dead, they are sadly mistaken. Trump does not want war but if Iran doesn’t stop their provoking ways, Trump will take em out, don’t push him Iran.

Jim Grunseth
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Jim Grunseth

I served and became a disabled vet to preserve this lady’s Right to compare our President to a dictator. But I have free speech too. And this lady is offending many brave Americans through the ages who’ve defended our freedoms and safety.

Let her put on the uniform and have an enemy scoped long gun point at her. She might then sing a different tune.

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