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BBC said : Steve King tweet backing Geert Wilders sparks social media backlash

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve King (centre) met Geert Wilders (left) in 2015 in WashingtonSenior Republican congressman Steve King has sparked a backlash on social media after tweeting his support for the Dutch anti-Islam politician, Geert Wilders.
And Geert Wilders knows that and that’s part of his campaign and part of his agenda.”
Mr King is a strong advocate of putting a stop to birthright citizenship.
“Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny,” Mr King wrote on Twitter.
Mr King’s comments in support of Mr Wilders on Sunday led to accusations that he was “openly peddling white nationalism”.

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Rep. Steve King Defends ‘Somebody Else’s Babies’ Remarks

Rep. Steve King Defends 'Somebody Else's Babies' Remarks*/

https://t.co/4nxLipafWO — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017In an interview on CNN on Monday, King said he “meant exactly what I said.”
We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa speaks during the Freedom Summit, on Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.
We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday defended his contention that U.S. culture cannot be restored “with somebody else’s babies” and advocated for “an America that’s just so homogeneous that we look a lot the same.”

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Steve King In Trouble For Racist Tweet*/

Representative Steve King of Iowa went from basically racist to full-on white supremacist with a tweet over the weekend.
https://t.co/4nxLipafWO — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017The American congressman said,Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny.
For some context, King has often said and done things that others have called out as racist.
Just to make sure you know he believes white supremacist ideas, King said,This western civilization is a superior civilization and we want to share it with everybody.
Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who got punched in the face earlier this year, and David Duke, former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, totally agreed with King’s white nationalist-tinged tweet.

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