Trump knocks Rep. Steve King for 'rape or incest' comment

President Trump is dinging Iowa Rep. Steve King for eyebrow-raising comments questioning whether humanity would exist anymore if not for rape and incest. Meanwhile, the embattled GOP lawmaker is resisting calls from critics to resign.

“Certainly it wasn’t a good statement,” the president told reporters Thursday before boarding a flight to New Hampshire for a rally.

King, no stranger to controversy-stirring remarks, has been facing a new backlash over his comments to a conservative group on Wednesday.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, seen here this past January, defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be any population of the world left” if not for births due to rape and incest. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

STEVE KING HIT FOR PONDERING WHETHER CIVILIZATION WOULD HAVE SURVIVED WITHOUT RAPE AND INCEST

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King said at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, according to The Des Moines Register. “Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout

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