If there’s one thing in this world you can count on, it’s that Iowa GOP Congressman Steve King will always find new ways to be offensive. After all, this is the man who has said:
- “Unicorns, leprechauns, gay marriages in Iowa — these are all things you will never find because they don’t exist.”
- “But I guess I’m short and fat is what I am. So I’m safe in San Francisco.”
- “110 deaths is not alarming to me.”
But on Monday, King may have managed to top himself, tweeting out an image in honor of the eclipse across the United States. King was in the East African nation of Tanzania to return three injured children who had been in the United States for medical treatment, so he thought it would be a good idea to share this with the world:
But here’s what’s wrong and even dishonest about King’s tweet:
- The eclipse was not visible from Africa.
- Why did he include the superimposed image of Harambe the gorilla in a photo he shared from Africa? Here, check it out in larger form:
Within a few minutes, social media was letting King know they wished he’d stayed in Tanzania or at least gotten lost in the Sahara:
There are times when I get a hint of racism from Steve King's tweets.
— Tom Murphy (@tgagemurphy) August 21, 2017
with all due respect what the fuck is this
— mike vitiello (@mickvit) August 21, 2017
Have you lost your damn racist mind?
— juscomments (@juscomments) August 21, 2017
You can see more through that hood than I would have expected.
— Robbie Howell (@robbiehowell) August 21, 2017
traveling to other countries is wasted on white supremacists like you
— Juan Chyna (@JuanChyna) August 21, 2017
Stick to the racism, Steve. Comedy is NOT your thing. pic.twitter.com/mi7y08NNE9
— T.J. (@tmajr3) August 21, 2017
— jacob 🌈 (@JacobMSchmitt) August 21, 2017
And so, Congressman Steve King wins the coveted Mean Left Hook Idiot of the Day award, but I’m betting he has a very good shot at placing in the top two for Idiot of the Year.
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