Ben Shapiro said the uproar to President Trump's warning to Iran is another example of overreaction by the mainstream media to every move he makes.

Trump on Sunday responded to threat from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with an all-caps tweet, telling him to "never, ever" threaten the United States again.

Pundits quickly criticized Trump, with some arguing "the prospects of war are inching up because of his tweets," calling the Iranian leaders "more stable and rational" and suggesting Trump is using Iran as a "Molotov cocktail" to distract from his much-criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Shapiro said on "Fox & Friends" the reaction was predictable, another example of the media "turning the dial all the way up to 11 on the 'Spinal Tap' scale."

"That means that it's very difficult for us to actually determine when something terrible has gone wrong, because apparently everything is going wrong all the time."


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The Daily Wire editor-in-chief said that nothing is really "on fire," although the media makes it appear that everything is.

He acknowledged that Trump employs a different diplomacy style than Teddy Roosevelt's "speak softly and carry a big stick."

"It's 'tweet loudly and then do something,'" Shapiro said, adding that "something" varies based on the circumstances, as Trump has made it clear that he believes in "strategic unpredictability."

"And he's been true to his word on that."

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