CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
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(Algona, Iowa: Gary Tuchman) The latest controversy from Republican Representative Steve King about his Facebook post alluding to a civil war between red & blue states examined; scenes shown from Algona, Iowa. [In response to reporter's question, KING - says only the national news media cares about this, that he was not aware of the posting; refuses to answer question about white nationalism.] Social media postings discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Tara Setmayer & former NAACP CEO Cornell Brooks about King. [BROOKS - offers views on King's lost ugly history of bigoted tweets, that 3,000 Iowans died in the Civil War & we had a slaughter in New Zealand & the rhetoric of exclusion in America: he needs to be called out for racism.] [SETMAYER - offers views on this idea of a civil war, the inciting by President Trump & now King on Facebook is irresponsible.]
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