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King says retweet of anti-immigration post was unintentional, won't delete tweet


Western Iowa Congressman Steve King says he didn't realize he retweeted a message from a self-described Nazi sympathizer, who has expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler.

Tuesday, King told CNN he wasn't sorry for unintentionally sharing the tweet, which came on June 12th, from British political activist Mark Collett. Collett originally tweeted a screenshot of a story from with the headline "Vast majority of under-35 Italians now oppose mass migration." Collett's tweet also included the following comment, "65% of Italians under the age of 35 now oppose mass immigration. Europe is waking up."

In Congressman King's retweet, the Republican included his own comment, "Europe is waking up... will America... in time?" Tuesday, King told CNN he won't delete the message. When asked why he wouldn't delete a message from someone who has praised Nazi Germany, King told CNN, "because then it'd be like I'm admitting that I did something, and now I'm sorry about it. I'm not sorry. I'm human."

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