Rep. Steve King (R-IA), of newfound “somebody else’s babies” infamy, said on Monday that black and Hispanic populations “will be fighting each other” before outnumbering the population of white people in the United States.
“They’re dividing people, they’re pitting people against each other,” King said on WHO radio’s “The Jan Mickelson Show” in Des Moines.
King referred to Univision anchor Jorge Ramos’ remark on Fox News that “the white population will become a minority.” Ramos used the point to argue that the United States is a multiracial country.
“Jorge Ramos’ stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race,” King said. “Race and ethnicity, I should say, to be more correct.”
He said that “accentuating the differences” will result in “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.”
Asked by WHO’s Jan Mickelson if there was anything about his tweets that he would change, King said: “Not at all.”
“If I were going to change anything, first of all, there’s only 140 characters. So I really don’t know why people hyperventilate over a tweet,” King told the “Breitbart News Daily” radio show on Tuesday.
He suggested that people who reacted to his tweet with outrage were “willfully ignorant.”
“If I had room to add on I would say, you can’t rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies unless you adopt them and bring them into your homes and raise them as your own,” King said.
He said he is a “strong supporter” of Geert Wilders, an anti-Muslim Dutch politician with whom King has previously associated himself and who he also cited in the original post.
“They are supplanting Western civilization with Middle Eastern civilization,” King said. “And I say, and Geert Wilders says, Western civilization is a superior civilization. It is the first world.”
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