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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Trump Address to United Nations

September 19, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations, in which he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea:

“President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations today betrayed America’s values and abandoned our nation’s legacy of global leadership. The world witnessed a provocative, unstable demagogue threaten to start a conflict that would risk nuclear war and imperil millions of lives.

“President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric, coming from a man with the nuclear codes, is a global threat that puts every American at risk. I strongly condemn both his speech and the foundation of ignorance in which it was rooted.”