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Open racist Rep. Steve King is using the old faithful “see, I have Black friends!” stunt by bringing one half of Diamond and Silk to the State of the Union Tuesday night. If only King knew being associated with Diamond and Silk just makes him more of a racist.

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“Having only one ticket, I invited one of two guests for the State of the Union tonight, Lynnette Hardaway & Rochelle Richardson, otherwise know as Diamond & Silk. Diamond won the coin toss,” King wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Both will be my guest speakers at COS in the morning.”

One could be forgiven for thinking she was about to serve Aunt Jemima pancakes if Diamond does her typical act of showing all her teeth with tons of neck rolling, finger waving and eye bulging to make the racists chuckle.

King has a long history of being a racist. Last month, he proudly defended white nationalism.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” he asked the New York Times in an interview published Jan.10.

The GOP came under pressure to reprimand King after years of looking the other way. Sen. Mitt Romney called on him to resign. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking House Republican, said King “should find another line of work,” according to Time.

Iowa’s largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register, published an editorial Tuesday that called on King to resign, saying, “Instead of holding town-hall meetings with his constituents, King spent many congressional breaks globe-trotting to Europe and hobnobbing with hard-right, nationalist leaders. These meetings apparently served to reinforce his own warped views of cultural purity and immigration.”

Ironically, the lone Black Republican Senator, Tim Scott of South Carolina, told NBC News that King shouldn’t resign, “I’m typically very reluctant to tell people what they should do because I don’t want people to tell me what I should do… I’ve clearly not called on him to resign. And I’m not going to call on him to resign.”

King took Scott’s advice. He never resigned and now he will be at the State of the Union Tuesday night.

Make America Great Again.

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