Ex-Weekly Standard Editor Unleashes On Steve King: You’re A ‘Foul, Disgusting Liar’

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John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary and a former deputy editor of the Weekly Standard unloaded on Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after he sided with President Trump in his criticism of the Weekly Standard.

In a tweet on Sunday, King called the shuttered magazine’s demise “deserved” and criticized the Standard’s coverage of him.

The Weekly Standard regularly criticized Trump and many believe the publication was shut down so its owner could pour funding into the Washington Examiner’s magazine, which has been more subdued in its coverage of the Trump administration.

Podhoretz shot back on Twitter, calling the congressman a “foul disgusting liar” and a “stain on American public life.”

King is regularly roundly lambasted, by Republicans and Democrats alike, for his associations with white supremacist groups and racist tweets.

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