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Republican Steve King calls 'comparing immigrants to dogs' remark 'compliment'!

Washington, Oct. 22 ( ANI ): Republican Steve King has stood by his eyebrow-raising comments made in May, insisting that he was praising immigrants when he compared selecting visa recipients to choosing a 'good bird dog'.

"It was a compliment ... They knew it was a compliment, they turned it into an insult because they're professional hyperventilators," he said in an interview.

According to the Huffington Post, earlier this year King had said that when picking a good bird dog, it is important to avoid choosing 'the one that's sleeping in the corner'.

He then added that immigrants to the United States should be looked at in the same way.

"You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we've got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet," King had said.

"We've got the vigor from the planet to come to America," he added.

According to the report, the WHO-TV anchor, to whom King gave the interview, also asked about other controversial comments he has made, such as saying in July that President Barack Obama's mother "might've announced [his birth] by telegram from Kenya" to Hawaii.

Obama was born in Hawaii and a birth announcement appeared essentially an endorsement of the idea that the president might not have born in the United States.

King said that he never claimed Obama was not born in the United States, and that he was simply repeating the concerns of others.

"I don't know where he was born, but I don't see the indication that he was born anywhere else," he said.( ANI )

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