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White nationalist congressman endorses Trump’s national emergency – wants wall to be a ‘monument’

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U.S. Rep. Steve King, under fire for defending white nationalism and white supremacism is now endorsing President Trump’s desire to declare a national emergency to build his wall. And he wants Trump to go all out – an all concrete barrier dedicated as a “monument to the rule of law.”

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In a New York Times interview published Thursday King had wondered when white nationalism and white supremacism had become offensive.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Rep. King had asked the Times. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

After massive outrage including bipartisan denouncements, King backtracked, issuing a statement that ignores his own long history of racist and bigoted remarks.

King, who is perhaps best-known for accusing undocumented immigrants of having “calves the size of cantaloupes” from “running drugs across the Mexican border,” claimed late Thursday he does not support white nationalism or white supremacy.

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“I reject those labels and the evil ideology that they define,” he said in a statement.

He did not, however, retract his remarks nor did he claim he had been misquoted or taken out of context. King also did not retract any of the many racist and bigoted remarks he has made in the past.

Ironically, experts have said President Trump does not have the legal authority to build the wall by declaring a national emergency and taking money from other funds to do so. It could therefore not be a “monument to the rule of law.”

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday expressed astonishment at the testimony of former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich after she talked at length about being subjected to a smear campaign by President Donald Trump's allies.

"What a devastating bit of news we have just been hearing," Blitzer said. "Truly powerful statement by the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, speaking emotionally but very, very specifically about the accusations... about inappropriate behavior not only by the president of the united states, but by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr., and these two associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who have both been indicted by the Southern District of New York."

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As Marie Yovanovitch testified during second public House impeachment hearing, President Trump took to Twitter and attacked her career as an American diplomat -- a move that rocked the political sphere, as many couldn't believe a president would dare to intimidate a witness in real time as she testifies. 

"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," Trump tweeted at the very moment Yavonovitch was answering questions from Chairman Adam Schiff. "She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors."

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As former United States ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch spoke before a House impeachment hearing, President Donald Trump launched a frantic attack on the distinguished career diplomat in an obvious attempt to smear her reputation --which stunned and angered Twitter users due to the personal nature of the attacks.

According to the president, "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors."

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