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US Rep. Steve King mercilessly mocked for berating Google CEO over granddaughter’s iPhone behavior

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U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is being mocked on social media after he berated the CEO of Google for the behavior of a “hand-me-down” iPhone his grandchild was using.

“I have a 7-year old granddaughter who picked up her phone during the election, and she’s playing a little game, the kind of game a kid would play,” King told Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

“And up on there pops a picture of her grandfather,” the Congressman King complains, presumably referring to himself. “And I’m not going to say into the record what kind of language was used around that picture of her grandfather, but I’d ask you: How does that show up on a 7-year old’s iPhone, who’s playing a kid’s game?”

Pichai offered the most polite response he could muster.

“Congressman, the iPhone is made by a different company. And so, you know, I mean,” the Google CEO said.

iPhones are made by Apple.

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Rep. King, a far right wing anti-LGBT, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, white nationalist extremist, was undeterred.

“It might have been an Android,” he offered, not actually knowing for sure. “It’s just, it was a hand-me-down of some kind,” he added, as if iPhones were children’s clothing.

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Here’s what some on social media had to say in response to King’s astonishing ignorance:

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‘Good to know he has a rape type’: Internet scorches Trump for saying E. Jean Carroll isn’t attractive enough to assault

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President Donald Trump is faced with the fallout from advice columnist E. Jean Carroll's accusation that he forced himself on her in a department store in the 90s. His response, in an interview with the Hill, is to say that he couldn't have done it because "she's not my type."

The callous, misogynistic, and ignorant nature of this response shortly earned the fury of social media:

"Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened."

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AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations — 10 days after he submitted his report

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Attorney General Bill Barr killed seven different investigations started by special counsel Robert Mueller just ten days after he submitted his report.

CNN's Katelyn Polantz had filed a request to unseal documents related to the special counsel's investigation and on Monday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia agreed.

Chief Judge Beryl A Howell ordered the release of multiple documents, including Attachment B, which listed information on applications for court orders requested by Mueller.

The 65-page document shows seven cases that were closed on April Fools Day -- only ten days after Mueller submitted his report.

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Trump: I couldn’t have assaulted E. Jean Carroll because ‘she’s not my type’

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On Monday, in an exclusive interview with The Hill in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump reiterated his denial of the rape allegation by advice columnist E Jean Carroll, suggesting that he couldn't have done it because he wouldn't have been sexually attracted to her.

"I'll say it with great respect," said Trump. "Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?"

Carroll has alleged that Trump forced himself on her in a department store in the 90s, saying that he "just went at it  ... he pulled down my tights and it was a fight."

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