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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:48 PM

Steve King not allowed on Air Force One for Trump's trip to Iowa Tuesday

Source: CNN





Updated 6:03 PM ET, Tue June 11, 2019
Rep. King insists he's not racist



(CNN)Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who was stripped of his congressional committee assignments earlier this year, was not allowed to fly aboard Air Force One on Tuesday as President Donald Trump traveled to Iowa, two GOP officials say.

King, who represents the state's 4th District in Western Iowa, asked the White House to join the President's entourage, but administration officials rejected the request, two officials familiar with the matter told CNN.

Republican Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Deb Fischer of Nebraska joined Trump aboard Air Force One. Ernst had not been planning to travel with the President, citing her voting schedule, but ended up flying to Iowa with Trump.

CNN has reached out to King's office for comment.

While King has a history of making incendiary remarks around race and immigration, King was removed from his committee assignments and rebuked by members of his own party after giving an interview with The New York Times in January in which he made racist comments. In the article, King, as part of a defense of what he said was the "culture of America," asked how certain terms had become controversial in modern discourse.
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Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/11/politics/steve-king-air-force-one/index.html



oh oh. Joni Ernst caved to Trumpy.




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Reply Steve King not allowed on Air Force One for Trump's trip to Iowa Tuesday (Original post)
riversedge Tuesday OP
Dennis Donovan Tuesday #1
TeamPooka Wednesday #18
mpcamb Tuesday #2
Skittles Tuesday #3
rurallib Tuesday #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday #5
SunSeeker Tuesday #12
manhattan123 Tuesday #6
SunSeeker Tuesday #7
keithbvadu2 Tuesday #9
SunSeeker Tuesday #11
eppur_se_muova Wednesday #15
riversedge Wednesday #17
Mr.Bill Tuesday #8
crazytown Tuesday #10
IronLionZion Wednesday #13
hatrack Wednesday #14
Maxheader Wednesday #16

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:50 PM

1. Steve King; too racist even for other racists!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:38 PM

18. and for Trump, King of Racists. Plus safety issues: That's a lot of racism for one plane.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:00 PM

2. trump never passes up a chance to humiliate someone. For once, it's someone who deserves it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:08 PM

3. HAHAHAHAHAHA

FUCK HIM, he can't ride along with his racist, fascist idol

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:12 PM

4. King being treated the way that he treats those he looks down on

Freaking hilarious.

As for Ernst, she is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. So she and Trump are fellow employees of Koch.

Goddamned racist King is so stinky even Republicans think he smells.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:15 PM

5. Trump just didn't want to share his KFC bucket

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:31 PM

12. Bingo. King was still invited to Trump's Iowa rally.

White Supremacist Steve King Invited To Attend Trump Speech In Iowa https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5cffd66ee4b00a4c6abf952b

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:47 PM

6. I doubt Trump had anything to do with this.

It was probably made by a WH staffer who realized the optics would be bad.

Trump probably wasn't even aware of it until he was hate-watching CNN.

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Response to manhattan123 (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:11 PM

7. The same staffer who covered up the USS John McCain?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:39 PM

9. Another coffee fetcher.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:29 PM

11. Yeah, someone nobody knows.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:10 PM

15. O.Z. Staffer is back ! nt

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Response to manhattan123 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 03:28 PM

17. Maybe he did not know. No matter. I love the end effect.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:11 PM

8. Trump probably didn't want

his racism to be upstaged. It would ruin his image if someone was there to say more hateful things than him.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

10. Trump gets off on humiliation

Politics is just an excuse.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:30 AM

13. There's something wrong with the voters in his Iowa district

I doubt he's doing anything to help the farmers there, or for anyone since he has no power in congress.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 07:35 AM

14. And every year, there are fewer voters in his district . . .

t's no secret that rural Iowa has suffered through decades of population loss. But newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau underscore the stark reality facing much of the state.

Those figures show that two-thirds of Iowa counties lost population between 2010 and 2017: 71 counties lost residents, while 28 saw gains.

This map shows the distribution of the population change across all 99 counties:

(Ed.- Can't link to the interactive map here, but it's worth clicking through, particularly when compared to IA-4).

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/05/29/map-shows-stark-reality-iowa-rural-population-loss-depopulation-metro-urban/652175002/

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 01:23 PM

16. You watch...this close to 2020 the winger politicos will try to


look more human...moderate winger voters may be a little turned off by stumpy
and its lies...the trade war may be impacting enough farmers that
some voting changes may be coming...

King has bad timing with the racist remarks now..he needs to wait till after the election.
And with any luck, those types of comments won't be popular with a democrat prez...

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