Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is no stranger to controversy. He's a Hamas sympathizer, has met with funders of suicide bombers and much more. He recently ran for DNC chair on a platform of radical leftism and lost, but serves as DNC vice chairman.
Over the weekend Ellison, in typical fashion, made the argument that President Donald Trump is worse than North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Keep in mind Kim Jong in is a brutal dictator who starves his people to death and puts them in concentration camps. He also regularly threatens nuclear war against the United States.
“North Korea is a serious thing. You have this guy making bellicose threats against somebody else who has very little to lose over there. Kim Jong Un, the world always thought he was not a responsible leader. Well he is acting more responsibly than this guy is. And but I’m telling you is that once you start seeing missile launches, you’re going to see the time for cranking up the antiwar machine is right now," Ellison said. "So, if you don’t want to get caught deer in the headlights, start calling for diplomacy in North Korea immediately.”
"This guy" he is referring to is President Trump. These comments came after North Korea threatened to bomb Guam and amid news the regime had developed a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile. In response, Trump vowed to deliver "fire and fury" should North Korea follow through on their threats.
After outrage Ellison took back his statement, sort of. From WAPO:
In a short interview after the speech, Ellison dialed back the Kim-Trump comparison.
“That was one of those I wish I’d not said,” Ellison said. “It’s tailor-made for somebody to misuse. I’d say he’s being incredibly irresponsible and he’s putting us in a situation where you could have an accidental launch. I mean, his rhetoric might make Kim Jong Un think that he needs to strike first. What we need is someone bringing calm to the situation, not spiking it.”
And Democrats wonder why they aren't being taken seriously.