Noting that President Donald Trump has sent a U.S. aircraft carrier-led strike force toward the Korean Peninsula, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) warned the suddenly war-mongering president that he is putting millions of lives at risk because North Korea has nukes.
Lieu, who has become one of Trump's most vocal critics on everything from his hidden tax returns to his campaign's involvement with Russian agents, became alarmed Saturday night after it was reported that the U.S. Navy is in the process of sending ships toward North Korea as a "show of force."
Writing on Twitter, Lieu, stated, "Note to @POTUS: Unlike Syria, N. Korea has nukes & can rain down artillery on S. Korea. You mess up and millions can die on Korean Peninsula."
Lieu's tweet came after he criticized Trump's attack on Syria which the California congressman called a "failure," because it didn't stop Syria from continuing bombing runs.
"If objective of US strike was to stop #Assad from launching attacks from the base that was struck, then US failed," Lieu tweeted.
The House member combined the Syria attack with the North Korea saber rattling, saying Trump is putting U.S. troops in harm's way.
Lieu's tweets can be read below:
Seems @realDonaldTrump is getting insecure about his attack on Syria, which did basically nothing to stop #Assad fr… https://t.co/93UtiURFYT— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1491687595.0
If objective of US strike was to stop #Assad from launching attacks from the base that was struck, then US failed. https://t.co/S7ZubTISie— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1491689529.0
Note to @POTUS: Unlike Syria, N. Korea has nukes & can rain down artillery on S. Korea. You mess up and millions ca… https://t.co/6arL0OE7PJ— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1491708385.0
In the last 48 hours, @realDonaldTrump significantly increased the risk of harm to US troops in Syria and South Korea.— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1491709926.0
#TheScaryThingIs what happens if N. Korea does another missile test after this "show of force" by US? Does @realDonaldTrump strike N. Korea?— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1491719384.0