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Trump is knocking rep. Steve King for “rape or incest” comment

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President Trump speaks to reporters in Morristown, New Jersey before the New Hampshire rally.

President Trump is dinging Iowa rep. Steve King for the eyebrow-raising comments to the question, whether humanity would cease to exist, if not for rape and incest. Meanwhile, the embattled GOP lawmakers resisting calls from critics to resign.

“Certainly it was not a good statement,” the President told reporters on Thursday before boarding a flight to New Hampshire for a rally.

King, no stranger to controversy-stirring comments, it was a new game room over his comments to a conservative group on Wednesday.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, seen here in January of this year, defended his call for a ban on all abortions, by questioning whether “it would, each time the population of the world to the left”, if not for births due to rape and incest. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

STEVE KING HITS FOR WONDERING IF CIVILIZATION WOULD HAVE SURVIVED, WITHOUT THE RAPE AND INCEST

“What if we pulled back all trunk trees and are easy to figure out who is a product of rape or incest? It would leave no population in the world, if we did?” The king said to the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, according to The des Moines Register. “Given all the wars and all the rapes and looting that is happening in all these different Nations, I know that I can’t say that I was a part of a product.”

King’s comments came as he argued against exceptions for rape and incest in anti-abortion legislation. The Iowa Republican claimed that, just because the circumstances of conception are poor, does not deny the humanity is the result.

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“It’s not the baby’s fault for the sin of the father or the mother,” he said.

A number of Democrats tear in the king of the comments. But some Republicans – including GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, a member of the Republican leadership – called to have to rely on the king of Congress.

“Today’s comments by @RepSteveKingIA are frightening and bizarre,” the GOP legislator from Wyoming tweeted Wednesday. “Like I said, it’s time for him to. The people in Iowa the 4. Constituency deserve better.

King defended himself over the scandal on Thursday, shots at Cheney, for their response and challenge are not sufficiently pro-life.

“I believe that all life is sacred, regardless of the circumstances of the vision,” King tweeted. “@Liz_Cheney find that ‘appalling’ and ‘bizarre.'”

Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.

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