Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was duped into offering his warmest praise for a fictional colonel character on Thursday.
King was asked by Twitter user Ken Klippenstein to share a post about his “uncle,” Colonel Nathan Jessup.
“Sir, can I get a retweet for my uncle Col. Nathan Jessup, he’s in the Marines and spending the 4th overseas to keep our nation safe,” Klippenstein wrote, along with a photo of the colonel.
King, ever the ardent patriot, obliged Klippenstein’s request by quote tweeting a heartfelt message of support.
“Colonel Jessup and all of your Marines: God bless you all. You have our back and millions of us have yours! God bless America and all her warriors defending our Liberty! SK,” King responded.
Only the photo wasn’t of an actual warrior defending our liberty, at all, it was an image of Jack Nicholson’s fictional colonel character in A Few Good Men, Colonel Jessup. Nicholson played the villain in the 1992 film.
To top it off, King, who is best known for being racist, was then double duped by Klippenstein.
Klippenstein aptly changed his Twitter name to “Steve King is a white supremacist.”
Happy 4th of July everybody! pic.twitter.com/zjz4z2wn7y
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) July 5, 2019
That’s the moment King should have logged off for the day, but he didn’t.
King continued to quote tweet messages, one of which was a reply to an “inquiry” about the Betsy Ross flag that recently made a resurgence in the news. The Twitter user then changed their name to “Steve King drinks pee pee,” after they successfully made their way onto King’s Twitter account.
It was to get stupid little boys to ask stupid questions:-) https://t.co/mUyqU4PVrV
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 5, 2019
Upon learning of how easily King is duped, many began ragging on him with their own “pleas” for a supportive message.
Steve King, could you RT and give thanks to Major Payne?
He served in the Marines before he was honorably discharged, and since then he’s molded junior misfit cadets into America’s finest soldiers. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/iHqcOPj0zD
— Mr. Christopher (@iamalmostlegend) July 5, 2019
Steve King, don't forget to honor the bravery of U.S. Naval hero Cap'n Crunch. pic.twitter.com/6F3JrEOvVN
— fmcjfc (@fmcjfc) July 5, 2019
Hey, Steve King, could you give a shoutout to The General from The General Car Insurance Company? pic.twitter.com/LdmtvcDGpB
— Typo Joe 2020 (@joe_typo) July 5, 2019
STEVE KING: We honor the courage and bravery of men like Sgt. Beetle Bailey this 4th and all the men of Company A. pic.twitter.com/xNoD6IBx2t
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 5, 2019
Hey Steve King, let’s not forget Sgt. Carter, who served in the U.S.M.C in the mid to late 60s. pic.twitter.com/wjc8pJdjtJ
— apvalenti (@apvalenti) July 5, 2019
Hopefully, King decided to log off of Twitter by now.
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