Dem Rep. Deletes Idiotic Tweet About Trump Trip to Visit AL Tornado Victims
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) was so desperate to criticize the president, he was forced to apologize on Friday after ignorantly mocking Trump’s trip to Alabama to meet with tornado victims.
The president was visiting the state after it was hit on March 3 with its deadliest tornado outbreak in six years. In all, 23 people were killed–including a 6-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl.
Responding to Trump’s announcement of the trip, Lieu wrote “WE ARE IN THE THIRD WEEK OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY! Can you feel the emergency? Is this why [Trump] is going to Alabama, because we need to build a Wall along Alabama’s southern border? Oh wait, I just looked at the map…#FridayMorning Thoughts.”
After realizing that the President was visiting Alabama to meet with the tornado victims, Lieu deleted the tweet and wrote, “I have concluded based on Twitter comments I received that my last tweet was inappropriate. I understand the purpose now of the President’s visit to Alabama. I apologize and am going to delete my tweet.”
I have concluded based on Twitter comments I received that my last tweet was inappropriate. I understand the purpose now of the President's visit to Alabama. I apologize and am going to delete my tweet.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 8, 2019
The Daily Caller notes that Lieu has a history of attacking the Trump Administration:
“Lieu, whose Twitter bio claims he doesn’t ‘take orders from Putin,’ is a frequent and vociferous critic of the Trump administration. Among his attacks, he has accused Vice President Mike Pence of ‘cloaking [his] hate’ in Christianity, called for a criminal investigation of former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, said Justice Brett Kavanaugh is an angry drunk and accused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of lying about tax reform.”