White supremacist Rep. Steve King had a bad Fourth of July on Twitter. King managed to get owned twice by different people getting him to respond or retweet them, both of whom then changed their Twitter names to drag King. And the first one did it by getting King to give a shout out to a fictional villain.
The Young Turks Ken Klippenstein tweeted at King asking “Sir, can I get a retweet for my uncle Col. Nathan Jessup, he’s in the Marines and spending the 4th overseas keeping our nation safe.” Klippenstein made it really easy for King to realize that “my uncle Col. Nathan Jessup” was in fact the Jack Nicholson character in A Few Good Men by including a picture of Nicholson in the movie. It wasn’t subtle, but apparently it was too subtle for King, who retweeted with the response “Colonel Jessup and all your Marines: God Bless you all. You have our back and millions of us have yours! God Bless America and all her warriors defending Liberty! SK”
Klippenstein then changed his display name on Twitter to “Steve King is a white supremacist.”
King later responded to another Twitter user who went on to change his name to “Steve King drinks pee pee,” an allegation which remains unproven, unlike Klippenstein’s.