Political Junkie: Waking Up To War? Monday, July 23, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. AP Photo President Donald Trump tweeted at Iran’s President Sunday night in response to a speech Hassan Rouhani gave earlier that day threatening the United States. Some critics say the tweet was an effort to take attention away from Trump’s recent dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House defended Trump’s tweet early Monday morning. Political Junkie Ken Rudin offers analysis on these events and more in our weekly segment.