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Rep. Steve King: Hillary 'Somebody I Can Work With'

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By    |   Thursday, 11 Aug 2016 04:13 PM

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is firmly in the Donald Trump camp, but said Thursday he can work with Democrat Hillary Clinton if she defeats Trump for the presidency.

"I've sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye, and when you're working outside of staff and outside of the press she is somebody I can work with," The Des Moines Register reported King saying in a speech at the newspaper's Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

King is no fan of the Democratic nominee, and the Register reported that the statement about Clinton "came as almost an aside within a speech full of praise for Trump."

King originally backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the GOP primaries, but said in his endorsement that "At no time in the history of the United States has any party fielded such an array of extraordinarily talented candidates, each of whom would be clearly a better choice for president than Hillary Clinton."

With Trump's nomination, King has become a strident supporter. He told the Register in an interview after his speech that he will vote for Trump and urge others to vote for him as well.

"I will go into the polls and I will vote for Donald Trump and I will bring other people with me," he told the newspaper. "I will grow my enthusiasm as the situation becomes ever more acute."

King backed Trump's call for a border wall with Mexico in his speech, saying, "I'd add to that first build a fence near the border. Then go up about a hundred feet, build a wall, and then go another hundred feet and build a fence."

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