Steve King Banned From Air Force One For Trump’s Trip To Iowa

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

Steve King was reportedly barred from Air Force One when President Donald Trump flew to the Republican Iowa congressman’s home state Tuesday.

CNN’s Jeff Zeleny and others reported that the King, who was invited by the Iowa Republican Party to attend a fundraiser later Tuesday evening, was not allowed on the president’s plane. (RELATED: Steve King Loses Committee Seats Over White Supremacy Comments)

Trump did not make the flight alone, however. CNN reported that Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and Republican Nebraska Sen Deb Fischer joined the president on the jaunt from Washington to the midwest.

Although King was not on the plane, he is still expected to attend the later fundraiser, which Trump is also scheduled to attend.

King was stripped of his committee assignments over comments that many viewed as “white supremacist” in nature when he said in a New York Times interview, “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?”

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