REP. LIEU RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS

September 19, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly.

“President Trump’s speech to the United Nations will be remembered not for rallying the international community around our common challenges, but instead for threatening another nation with annihilation. Let us be clear: the issue is not whether the U.S. is capable of destroying North Korea, but rather whether we are willing to allow South Korea, Japan, and potentially Guam to be destroyed in the process—along with hundreds of thousands of American lives."

“Name-calling and brash rhetoric make America neither great nor safe. I am also disappointed that President Trump failed to include a single mention of climate change, which poses an existential threat to America and the world.”

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