#WWIII was a Twitter trend on Tuesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, ignoring threats from China that there would be retaliation if she did so.
Pelosi flew into Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei.
China had issued multiple threats related to the trip, prompting Taiwan to call back soldiers that were on leave and begin preparing them for a potential war with the Chinese Communist Party.
“We would like to tell the United States once again that China is standing by, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will never sit idly by, and China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said during a daily press briefing prior to her arrival, according to a report from CBS News.
“As for what measures, if she dares to go, then let’s wait and see,” Lijian continued.
The US reportedly has its own warships, including an aircraft carrier, in the water east of Taiwan.
“Over the U.S. House Speaker Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan, Chinese side has repeatedly made clear our firm opposition to the visit,” Chinese Defense Ministry Spokesperson Senior Colonel Tan Kefei said in a statement.
“As the ‘third most important figure’ of the U.S. government, if Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan, the move will seriously violate the one-China principle and the provisions in the three China-U.S. joint communiques, severely endanger China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he cautioned. “It will have a critically negative impact on the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and is bound to cause extremely serious harm to the relations between the two countries and their militaries, and lead to further escalation of tension across the Taiwan Straits.”
“The inside trading drunk idiot is about to start WWIII,” popular pro-Trump Twitter user “Catturd” tweeted.
The inside trading drunk idiot is about to start WWIII. https://t.co/cuAyiOAb1o
— Catturd (@catturd2) August 2, 2022
“We’re going to trust this squirrel on drugs to not start WWIII between Taiwan & China?” podcast host Steven Crowder tweeted.
We’re going to trust this squirrel on drugs to not start WWIII between Taiwan & China? pic.twitter.com/M8HXvAAKcZ
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) August 2, 2022
Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein tweeted, “It’s another Cuban missile crisis moment. Will Pelosi blunder us into WWIII with China?”
It’s another Cuban missile crisis moment.
Will Pelosi blunder us into WWIII with China? https://t.co/a4b1PmwFuz
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) August 2, 2022
“Nancy Pelosi isn’t satisfied with helping to destroy this country with her immoral policies, to many onlookers, this woman wants to start WWIII,” political commentator Wayne Dupree wrote.
Nancy Pelosi isn’t satisfied with helping to destroy this country with her immoral policies, to many onlookers, this woman wants to start WWIII
— Unaffiliated Voter (@WayneDupreeShow) August 2, 2022
kinda bored, may start WWIII lol pic.twitter.com/JN6LLQ3v8e
— (@ollliiv) August 2, 2022
Comedian and political commentator Tim Young wrote, “Democrats and Nancy Pelosi are willing to risk starting WWIII for personal profit… but tell me again how you think Trump was reckless with foreign policy.”
Democrats and Nancy Pelosi are willing to risk starting WWIII for personal profit… but tell me again how you think Trump was reckless with foreign policy.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 2, 2022
The Gateway Pundit will be providing updates throughout Pelosi’s trip.
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