No, Iowa Rep. Steve King isn't even trying to hide his white nationalist ideals at this point. Like a great many racists across the country, he seems to be under the impression that Trump's presidency has legitimized his own racist beliefs and will, at long last, allow them to prosper.
So now Rep. Steve King, overt racist, is on television predicting white Americans will prevail in the coming race wars. Yes, he is genuinely that freaking racist.
Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the US population. [...]
"Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say to be more correct. When you start accentuating the differences, then you start ending up with people that are at each other's throats. And he's adding up Hispanics and blacks into what he predicts will be in greater number than whites in America. I will predict that Hispanics and the blacks will be fighting each other before that happens."
Lest you are unclear as to whether Rep. Steve King was really declaring that shifting American demographics would result in a "race war" between shiftless minorities, and furthermore that whites would prevail in that race war after the non-white Americans battled to the death, allowing pasty white racist shitstains like Steve King to arise, victorious, for some reason, he went on to recommend to listeners an explicitly racist novel lauded by white nationalists for depicting exactly such a war:
King concluded the interview by recommending that listeners read the novel, "The Camp of the Saints," by French author Jean Raspail, a book about Europe being overcome by immigrants which has also frequently been referenced by top Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
Steve King isn't beating around the bush when it comes to promoting white nationalism; he's directly citing white nationalist-promoted literature as evidence that the white nationalist movement's own beliefs are correct. In return, Rep. King is beloved by those American white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. They couldn't be happier that Steve King is the face of the new Republican Party. They're positively giddy that they now have people advocating for their exact point of view, in terms taken from their own movement, using propaganda advanced by their own movement, leading the House Republican anti-immigrant and anti-minority efforts.
The Republican Party is now the personal toy of the white nationalist movement. And while Steve King spouts white nationalist tropes and propaganda on Fox News—to the approval of the Fox News hosts—the top Republicans who might have something to say about that, people like House Speaker Paul Ryan, are refusing to speak out.
So it looks like Paul Ryan knows which side of the party he himself wants to be on, as well.