Trump Threatens ‘Disproportionate’ Attacks Against Iran if Country Retaliates, Argues His Twitter Posts Qualify as Notice to Congress

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President Donald Trump again threatened Iran with escalating attacks if the country retaliates, and advanced the odd argument that his social media posts count as notifying Congress.

“These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner,” Trump said Sunday. “Such legal notice is
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