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Jake Tapper Rips Steve King: He Retweeted a ‘Literal Nazi,’ Now ‘Spewing Pure Bigotry’ About Kids

On Friday morning, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Tweeted the following in response to a picture shared by Michael Avenatti of seven young boys sitting at the McAllen, TX airport who are said to have been separated from their parents.

Shortly after King’s tweet CNN’s Jake Tapper called the Iowa Congressman out for bigotry:

“He RTed a literal Nazi the other day and now Congressman King is spewing pure bigotry about underage kids,” the CNN anchor wrote.

The tweet to which Tapper was referring was a June 13 dispatch — in which King endorsed a sentiment expressed Mark Collett, a British activist who is a self described admirer of Adolf Hitler.

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