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Rep. Steve King gets hilarious new Wikipedia name after he bizarrely claims to be Hispanic

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A stridently vocal anti-immigrant congressman from Iowa has declared himself “Hispanic and Latino” on Friday.

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In response to comments from Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro that the Republican party can “kiss the Latino vote goodbye,” Republican Rep. Steve King took to Twitter to correct him.

“Does [Castro] know that I’m as Hispanic and Latino as he?” implored King.

A prankster quickly edited his Wikipedia page and changed his name to its Spanish translation: Esteban Arnoldo “Steba” Rey.

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His Wikipedia page was also quickly updated to cite the tweet and reflect he is of “Irish, German, Welsh, English, and Hispanic” ancestry. In an archived version of a local news story, King told columnist Chuck Offenberger in 2002 that his background was Irish, German and Welsh.

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Last year King was caught on tape insulting young DREAMer activist Erika Andiola when she confronted him and told him since he’s so brazenly anti-immigrant, he should tear up her DACA card.

“You’re very good at English,” he said, pointing his finger in her face.

“I was raised in the United States,” she responded.

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“I scold the drug smugglers, now you’re not going to tell me you’re one of them are you?” King asks the young woman.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, allows some immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as young children to register and have legal status.

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King’s tweet follows a series of statements attacking immigrants, including the following:

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Joy Reid medical expert blasts the president’s lies on coronavirus: ‘Trump needs to stay in his lane’

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid interviewed Dr. Bernard B. Ashby about the latest coming from the White House on the coronavirus pandemic.

"If, for instance, you did not test for pregnancy, does it mean you are not pregnant?" Reid asked.

Ashby, a cardiologist from Miami, praised the anchor on her new primetime show, "The ReidOut," but did not directly answer the question.

"And in terms of the whole discourse, the fact that I'm having to respond to Trump about clinical medicine is ridiculous," Dr. Ashby explained.

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GOP governor blocks local officials from forcing private schools to only hold classes online

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On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) is overriding a local order from Montgomery County restricting private schools to operating online only, as a safety precaution against the coronavirus outbreak raging in the area.

"Hogan issued an emergency order Monday that said private schools’ reopening would be up to individual schools and not mandated by the state," reported Madeline Charbonneau. "'The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was overly broad and inconsistent with the powers intended to be delegated to the county health officer,' Hogan said."

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‘One whopper after another’: CNN’s Acosta tears into Trump for lying the Postal Service can’t deliver enough ballots

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On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed President Donald Trump's litany of lies about mail-in voting at the day's coronavirus press briefing.

"Right at the end of that press conference, the president was just telling one whopper after another about mail-in voting, at one point saying that he doesn't believe that the U.S. Postal Service has the ability to deal with mail-in balloting at election time," said Acosta. "We just need to point out, the U.S. Postal Service put out a statement late this afternoon that says, 'the Postal Service has ample capacity to adjust our nationwide processing and delivery network to meet projected election and political mail volume, including any additional volume that may result as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.'"

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