Republican Congressman uses racial slur during TV interview
New York Republican Peter King referred to Japanese as “Japs” and defended it using the same excuse Trump uses for racially charged language.
King used the racial slur “Japs” during an interview on MSNBC on Friday morning and said he won’t apologize for it, calling people “too politically correct.” While discussing his endorsement of Donald Trump on Morning Joe, King raised concerns about some of Trump’s positions and 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?'” California Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu, who chairs the Asian Caucus, said, “Using the J word is disgusting and harkens back to a shameful time in our history when violence, xenophobia, and the internment of Japanese Americans were everyday phenomena.”