Holocaust denier and former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke praised Iowa Congressman Steve King on Twitter today after King approvingly tweeted about Geert Wilders, the nationalist leader of the Netherlands’ far-right Party for Freedom, with a racist message reading, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Sharing King’s tweet, Duke added a note encouraging people to move to Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Ames and much of deep-red western Iowa, and where Duke said “sanity reigns supreme.” The ex-Klansman added the pro-Trump hashtag #MakeAmericaGreatAgain:
Riding a tide of anti-Islam sentiment, Wilders is running neck-in-neck in Wednesday’s election to be the next prime minister of the Netherlands.
King knows Wilders personally. Last September, King tweeted a similar message about “culture suicide by demographic transformation” with a photo of himself posing with Wilders and his far-right German counterpart Frauke Petry. King has also recently met with leaders of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, which was founded in the 1950s by former Nazis.