|Islamophobic Republican lawmaker calls Asian-Americans an offensive slur!|
Republican Peter King, the Islamophobic congressman from New York says "Japs" on a television program and he refuses to apologize for the comments.
King isn't a fan of Donald Trump. He was a supporter of Jeb Bush and later Marco Rubio.
He was on Morning Joe discussing his frustration with Republicans supporting the controversial billionaire.
King claims that Trump's foreign policy experience is dangerous for America.
"National defense and homeland security are issues that mean the most to me and there's real issues with him, real problems with his views," King said.
"I don't know if he's thought them through or it's just like the guy at the end of the bar that says, 'Oh, screw them, bomb them, kill them, pull out, bring them home. You know, why pay for the Japs, why pay for the Koreans?'"
Now given the language, many in the Asian American community were offended. The use of the word "Japs" was to depict Japanese-Americans who were interned into detention camps during the peak of the Asian-Pacific war (World War II).
The video of King's comment was posted on YouTube, along with a statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Executive Director Nihad Awad urging King to "refrain from further use of derogatory language targeting any national, ethnic or minority group."
King responded to the backlash: "The remark is entirely in the context of saying why I am not campaigning for Trump, defending the continued presence of American troops in Japan and Korea and criticizing the candidate who like the 'guy at the end of the bar' is unthinking and mindlessly anti-Japanese. It is absolute intellectual dishonesty to characterize my comment as anti-Japanese or anti-Asian when I am satirizing and criticizing bias and ignorance."
King previously defended his use of the term to The Hill, saying, "We're getting too politically correct. Let's not get overly sensitive here."
This is how Republicans and Donald Trump think of Asian Americans, Muslims and minorities.