Trump asked King's comments on the Southern White House lawn and said, "I do not – I did not pursue it, I really did not pursue it."
Controversy Was After King had asked the Times last week, "White Nationalist, White Supremacist, Western Civilization – how did this language become offensive?"
The remarks were only the last ones to provoke the outrage of longtime Iowa Congressman. [19659004Kingsentencedlater"forthisevilandbigottisticideologysupported"whitenationalismandwhitedomination
Meanwhile Trump himself was busy with his own racist whistles on the weekend.
On Sunday, Trump sent an openly racist tweet about the Democratic Massachusetts senator, Elizabeth Warren, a potential aspirant from 2020 who shared a livestream video from her home. Trump, who repeated his racist attitude to Warren, aimed at her claim to the heritage of the Native Americans.
"If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to as Pocahontas, would have made this Bighorn or Wounded Knee commercial instead of her kitchen with her man dressed in full Indian garb, that would have been a huge hit!" Trump tweeted
Later on Sunday, Trump quoted a wholly white nationalist column written by Pat Buchanan, former communications director of President Ronald Reagan.
"The United States, as we have known, will cease to exist … and the Americans will not go to the good night," Trump tweeted, citing Buchanan's play entitled "Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency . "
In the same column, Buchanan wrote:" The more multicultural, multiethnic, multi-cultural, multilingual America becomes – the less it looks like Ronald Reagan's America – the more faithful it becomes democratic. "" The Democratic Party is hostile to white men, the lesser the proportion of the white population in the US population is, the sooner the Democrats inherit the national estate. "
Trump called 1999 Buchanan a" Hitler lover "and an" anti-Semite ". on NBC's "Meet the Press".
A consistent Trump theme
The Weekend Tweets are a continuation of the themes present during Trump's campaign and presidency.
Trump tried to equate white supremacists on one side with the "old leftists" on the other side during a press conference in 2017 after violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The comment came after his best employees in the White House spent days trying to clean up Trump's first response to the riots. During this time, he blamed "many pages" for the acts of violence in which a person was killed when a man who participated in the Unite the Right rally drove his car into protesters.
The remarks made by Trump's announcement of the presidential campaign also reflect some of King's own long-term views on immigrants.
"When Mexico sends its people, they do not send their best," Trump said during his 2015 election campaign when he became known. "They send people who have a lot of problems and bring these issues with us They bring drugs, they bring crimes, they are rapists, and some, I think, are good people."
But Trump not only has the feeling of Immigration willingness and insensitivity to the Native Americans represented. Trump commented on countless ethnic, ethnic, and religious minorities, including African Americans, Muslims, and Asians.
Trump's Political History with King
Although Trump said he had not followed the news of King, he was a longtime Republican ally in Iowa. In 2014, Trump recorded a Robocall
for King and participated in a private fundraiser in Iowa in honor of King.
Trump, before the fundraiser, said King is a "special guy, a smart person with really right views about almost everything," according to the Des Moines Register.
Trump also told the newspaper that his ideology coincides with King's so that "we do not have to compare notes".
But the king's story of publicly fueling racist and anti-immigrant sentiment stems from Trump's 2014 support.
By 2013, King had already been the subject of media reviews for his comments, suggesting that the DREAM law would open the door to good students and drug mules alike.
"For anyone who is a Valedictorian, there are 100 who weigh 130 pounds and have calf-sized calf size because they carry 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert," King told Newsmax time.
And before Trump's approval in 2014, King told CNN's New Day, without evidence, that parents of young girls sent north to enter the US along the southern border were given be "birth control pills" before traveling.
"This is a man-made disaster, and the man who caused it is Barack Obama," King said, calling the immigration policy of the former president "an advertisement that has been a huge magnet to this one." Families have been giving birth control pills to their daughters and sending them rape all the way through Mexico. "
King's recent comments were rejected by Democrats and members of his own party, including the top, House Rep. Kevin McCarth y who swore Sunday to blame King for his comments.
Greg Krieg, Kevin Liptak and Dan Merica of CNN contributed to this report.