As I mentioned this morning, Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa tweeted some vile white supremacist swill over the weekend. He then doubled-down on it.
This afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked for a comment, and his response was, as always, contemptible as hell.
REPORTER: Congressman Steve King is catching some flak for a tweet he put out—At the time Spicer said this, King's tweet had been published and discussed for more than 24 hours. A sitting congressman in the president's own party had said something overly white supremacist, been praised by multiple white supremacists, been celebrated by a prominent neo-Nazi site, and said he stands by his comments, but the president and his spokesperson haven't discussed it.
REPORTER: —saying that "we can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." Does the White House have any reaction to that?
SPICER: Ah, I will definitely touch base with the president on that and get back to you on that. [calls for next question]
Why would they? The president endorses white supremacy, too. If anything, he agrees with King. As but one example:
"The Political Cesspool" is a white nationalist radio program hosted by James Edwards that wishes "to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility." The show was given press credentials by Trump's campaign for a Tennessee campaign rally and was given "all-access" credentials to the Republican National Convention, where the show interviewed a Trump adviser and Republican congressmen. Edwards also interviewed Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., who agreed with Edwards' contention that the media is "the enforcer of political correctness."Trump himself has also repeatedly talked about his belief in "superior genes," a gross eugenics theory passed on by his father.
If Spicer ever does "get back to us" with a response from the president, anything other than "What Steve King said sounds about right to me" is just another fucking lie.