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Steve King Predicts Race War Between ‘Hispanics and the Blacks’

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King Already Under Fire for White Nationalist Tweet

GOP Rep. Steve King took to local Iowa radio to defend his white nationalist tweet that has the nation in an uproar. The eight-term U.S. Congressman told 1040 WHO‘s host Jan Mickelson that he predicts a race war among Blacks and Hispanics before the nation’s white majority becomes a majority-minority demographic, which is predicted to be in 2044.

As CNN reports, King was responding to Mickelson’s question about a comment Univision anchor Jorge Ramos made to Tucker Carlson on Fox News Monday night.

“Jorge Ramos’ stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race,” King charged. “Race and ethnicity, 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. And he’s adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America,” King said.

“I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens.”

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King has come under fire from the left but very few on the right have denounced his offensive tweet, in which he claimed, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

Rep. King is from a conservative Iowa district that is 95 percent white. For years he has operated as though he faces little chance of a successful Democratic challenge, but the tide might be turning. 

Last July King insisted that throughout history no other “subgroup of people” have contributed “more to civilization” than whites.

In 2013 King made his infamous attack on immigrants, saying: “They weren’t all brought in by their parents. For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

WATCH: After Making White Nationalist Remarks GOP Rep. Steve King Insists ‘I Meant Exactly What I Said’

Could King lose his seat?

The Des Moines Register on Monday called for the state Republican Party to make it happen. 

But it will take far more than just one editorial to do so.

The DNC must find a top-notch Democrat to take King’s place in Iowa’s 4th congressional district. And that search must begin today.

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State Dept. Kicks National Public Radio Reporter Off Plane After Pompeo’s Unhinged Attack on NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly

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The State Dept. has kicked a reporter for National Public Radio off Secretary Mike Pompeo’s plane just days after he attacked a different NPR reporter and even issued an astonishing and false statement accusing her of lying.

PBS NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin reports Michele Kelemen is the NPR reporter, part of the State Dept. press pool, who was removed from Pompeo’s trip to London and Kiev.

Last week Pompeo blasted NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly, claiming she had agreed to his remarks on Ukraine being off the record. She had not. At the end of the interview Pompeo reportedly forced Kelly to point out Ukraine on an unlabeled map. Kelly anchors “All Things Considered,” has a master’s in European studies from Cambridge, and is an an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes in national security and journalism.

Pompeo issued a press release suggesting she had incorrectly identified Bangladesh when asked to point out Ukraine on the map, which is highly doubtful given her education and background, including being a State Dept. correspondent for two decades.

Schifrin adds the State Dept. Correspondents’ Assoc. has issued a statement condemning the removal of Kelly.

Here’s Pompeo’s astonishing press release from last week attacking Kelly:

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‘Bizarro World’: Internet Explodes as Pam Bondi Defends President on TV: ‘Frat Houses at Trump University Must Be Wild Now’

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Former Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, possibly best-known for refusing to join a fraud investigation into Trump University that ultimately led to the President of the United States forking over $25 million, is right now defending President Trump on national TV during the Senate impeachment trial.

As many on social media noted, Bondi refused to join that investigation that led to a $25 million payment from the president, but was only too happy to accept a $25,000 donation from Donald Trump for her re-election campaign, just as she was deciding on whether or not to investigate him.

Bondi rocketed to the number two trending item on Twitter within minutes of speaking.

On social media some are calling it “bizarro world”:

Some posted evidence:

Some say Bondi has experience “overlooking allegations made against Trump”:

Some mocked the “frat houses” that never existed at the now-defunct Trump University:

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‘Ken Starr Punched Himself in the Face’: MSNBC Host Calls Trump Team’s Opener a ‘Total, Unmitigated Disaster’

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Legal expert and MSNBC host Ari Melber explained Monday that former independent counsel Ken Starr could not have been a worse person to give an opening statement for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Host Nicolle Wallace explained that she was satisfied with not being yelled at on television by Trump’s team, as other lawyers have done. But Melber explained that beyond the volume level, the Trump team isn’t on a successful trajectory.

“This is the first big TV lawyer that we’ve seen deployed, that Donald Trump added to the team,” said Melber. “This was a disaster for Republicans, a total unmitigated legal and constitutional disaster. Ken Starr, at no point in this dramatic, at times, mournful opening, explained in any factual or legal way what’s different. If anything, he drew attention — and there are senators who understand the history — he drew attention to the fact that the last two times in modern history we’ve had impeachments: Clinton and Nixon.”

“They were for less!” exclaimed Wallace.

“They were for abuse of power among the original articles,” Melber agreed. “There were three articles for Nixon, one abuse of power, four initially for Clinton, one abuse of power. Hearing this mumbo jumbo of technical crime vis-à-vis high crime, abuse of power is the ultimate high crime. And so listening to this it was remarkable because Ken Starr is ‘Mr. Abuse of Power’ and I was listening interested, ready, open-minded to hear him somehow distinguish, explain, foreign policy. Nothing. He came up empty.”

Melber went on to call it a case of Starr vs. Starr like he was “shadow-boxing with himself.”

“I think constitutionally it may or may not resolve this case but for lawyers and senators watching constitutionally and anyone paying attention thought, ‘That’s odd.’ You asked a panelist earlier, ‘Well, what’s in his mind?’ We don’t know but we know what’s in his hands, his own hypocritical history,” Melber continued.

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