Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appeared on MSNBC today to open a can of stupid on the network’s viewers. He does that often, although, this time he just let his inner racist out for everyone to see.
Esquire writer Charles Pierce discussed the Republican party’s glaring problem, saying that “old white people” command the GOP, according to Mediaite. Pierce said that the halls of the Republican National Convention are filled with “loud, unhappy, dissatisfied white people.” Well, that was too much for King to handle.
“This whole business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said. “I would ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”
“Than white people?” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked.
“Than—than western civilization itself that’s rooted in western Europe, eastern Europe and the United States of America, and every place where Christianity settled the world,” King backpedaled. “That’s all of western civilization.”
“But what about Africa, what about Asia?” reporter April Ryan asked, according to Talking Points Memo.
“We are not going to argue the history of civilization,” Hayes said while trying to get order on the panel.
“Let’s argue the history of this country, okay?” Ryan said.
Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has a whopping zero percent of the African-American vote in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Donald isn’t doing well with Hispanic voters either, most especially if you compare those numbers to Hillary Clinton’s. We’re pretty sure Muslims won’t be casting their votes for the acidic billionaire either. Women are repulsed by him. At a ‘Women for Trump’ event at the Republican National Convention, only 17 people showed up.
And now we have Steve King saying that he believes white people have contributed more to society as if that will help his party while it’s in its death throes.
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