Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) was forced to apologize Friday and delete a tweet that was meant to mock President Donald Trump and his recent declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The outspoken Trump critic noted that the president had taken a trip to Alabama, and used the occasion to ridicule him for not paying the attention to the emergency at the border.
“WE ARE IN THE THIRD WEEK OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY!” he tweeted in all-caps. “Can you feel the emergency?”
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
“I understand the purpose now of the President’s visit to Alabama,” he added. “I apologize and am going to delete my tweet.”
Here’s more about Trump’s visit to Alabama:
Lieu has been an outspoken critic of President Trump and his policies, and he has utilized his social media presence to lob mockery and ridicule at the president constantly.