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After calling himself a white nationalist, a Georgia Republican is dropping out of the race for the House of Representatives according to The Hill.

In a video he posted to Facebook, Donnie Bolena said, “I said I was a proud white nationalist. Due to the shootings that happened in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, I was very aggravated and very mad at the way the liberal media comes after conservatives. It comes after our Second Amendment.”

After his statements, Bolena said President Trump’s re-election campaign spoke to the Georgia Republican Party.

“I was told, ‘Donnie, if you stay in it, and CNN breaks this story, you’re going to hurt President Trump, and you’re going to hurt District 6, and you’re going to hurt the country. They will use this to destroy every Republican,'” Bolena explained.

Despite the backlash, Bolena defended his remarks.

“I said, I am so sick of being attacked for being white. Why are white people apologizing for being white? ... I don’t see no black people out there apologizing for being black. And I don’t see no Asian people out there apologizing for being Asian. I don’t get it,” he said.

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