Joe probably told the U S ships to raise their white flags (but maybe that would be racist?).
can you raise a rainbow flag?
Maybe he told them to go outside and fire off a shotgun to let everyone know you’re in trouble.
Honestly— the man and these greedy muzzie licking lib enablers are freaking morons. These are provocations— and we can re-provoke— by sinking the vessels.
Barbary Pirates— 200 years later. Same requirement, and Jefferson and Adams agreed— waste them.