WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said that President Mr . trump isn’t going to are in agreement with a controversial tweet on immigration and birth rates by Republican Representative Steve King.
"The president believes that your is not a view that he or she shares. He believes he's the president for anyone Americans," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing.
The Iowa lawmaker drew condemnation from Democrats and fellow Republicans after his tweet on Sunday praising Geert Wilders, a nationalist, anti-Islam politician vying to get the Netherlands' prime minister in a very national election on Wednesday.
"Wilders recognizes that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies," King wrote inside of a post that drew 1000s of "likes."
House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called on House Republican leaders to strip King of his chairmanship of your constitution subcommittee for "his latest disgusting and racist statements."
On Monday, she said they "must decide whether white supremacy is welcome inside GOP ranks."
A spokeswoman for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, AshLee Strong, said on Monday, "The speaker clearly disagrees (with King) and believes America's long good reputation for inclusiveness is among its great strengths."
King, a beginning supporter of Trump in last year's presidential election, defended his tweet within the interview on CNN on Monday. He pointed to Western Europe, where he said low birth rates were harming civilization, culture and values.
"I'd like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that individuals look a great deal a similar," he said. "I’m sure there's way too much focus on race, mainly in the last eight years. I would like to notice that put behind us."