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09/12/2017 14:17 GMT | Updated 09/12/2017 14:25 GMT

Congressman Steve King Condemned For Saying 'Diversity' Makes America Worse

He approvingly quoted Hungary's hardline prime minister.

An American congressman has has sparked outrage by condemning “diversity”.

Republican Steve King - who has previously lauded white nationalism - tweeted that “diversity is not our strength” on Friday, citing Hungary’s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who reportedly stated that “mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.”

King, a congressman from Iowa, followed up by saying that “assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength.”

Fellow tweeters erupted in anger over the posts.

King came under similar fire in March after he tweeted his support of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Here’s a sampling of the responses to his latest posts below: