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Steve King Slammed After Predicting Minorities Will Fight Each Other Before This Ends Up Happening

It’s been an interesting week in the life of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) - and it’s only Tuesday. On Sunday, he managed to turn himself into an object of scorn on social media. Yesterday, he decided to add viewers of cable television news to the camp of those that feel he has achieved pariah status. As the Hill explains, King has even managed to be denounced by his own party.

No word on whether King is hell bent on obliterating his political career, but it's certainly beginning to look like that factor should at least be considered. While speaking on a local talk show in his native Iowa, he was asked a pretty straightforward question. Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has made headlines for stating that he believes whites will become a minority group by the year 2044, and the host wanted to know King’s take on that.

“Jorge Ramos's stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race. I should say to be more correct. When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other's throats,” King said.

That was a decent start, but King quickly showed that his closing skills leave a lot to be desired.

"He's adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America. I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens," he continued.

The interview took place on a local station in his home state, but it quickly gained national attention. The attention wasn’t positive. King has been roundly blasted for his comments, and members of his own party are beginning to distance themselves. That’s not a good thing for King, as controversial comments of this nature have a way of spiraling out of control.

We’ll have to wait and see if he offers up a clarifying statement to attempt to put this one to rest, but based on his recent social media escapades, that doesn’t sound too promising.

“We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” he recently shared.

Source: The Hill
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