Rep. Steve King Teams Up With Charlie Kirk To Spread White Nationalist Propaganda

Rep. Steve King Teams Up With Charlie Kirk To Spread White Nationalist Propaganda

TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk has made a name for himself by kissing up to President Trump and latching onto Kanye West’s recent red-pilling. He also has gathered a large social media following by pushing out bumper sticker conservative platitudes and blatantly false and misleading information that tends to parrot white supremacist propaganda.

Late Monday night, Kirk was back at it, tweeting out what can only be described as “fake news” in order to push an anti-immigrant agenda. Apparently cherry-picking stats from a Danish tabloid, Kirk claimed that 83 percent of “all rapes” committed in Denmark was by migrants or sons of migrants.

While Kirk claimed that this represented all rapes in the European country, the number only covered a small slice of rapes or attempted rapes. According to the Danish publication, 10 out of 12 cases during a period of about a year in which the victim did not know the perpetrator, the accused rapist was an immigrant or descendant of a migrant. Of course, the majority of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows, and that study did not include those cases.

It didn’t take long for diversity-hating and anti-immigrant extremist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) — fresh off amplifying a Nazi sympathizer — to get a hold of Kirk’s tweet. Repurposing the quote he used when retweeting a British alt-right propagandist — “Europe is waking up…Will America…in time?” — King retweeted Kirk.

And he liked the (fake) stat so much, he used it again when retweeting far-right vlogger and bigoted conspiracy theorist Peter Sweden.

King has recently come under fire for refusing to delete his retweet of Collett or apologize for it. He has claimed that he didn’t know about Collett’s history and that he was commenting more about the Breitbart article that Collett was sharing.

As for Kirk and King, it would appear they are two men of the same mind. Recently, King praised the young pro-Trump right-wing celeb for delivering a “clear analysis of the culture war” during a conservative breakfast they both attended.

We have reached out to Kirk for comment and will update this piece if we hear back.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.