On the IPTV show Thursday, King portrayed the New York Times passage as a “misquote.” As he has before, he said he was talking about Western civilization, not white supremacy. King blamed his troubles on media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post, which he accused of twisting his words and “weaponizing” the language.

“If you would just hold these publications to what is true, there is no story whatsoever,” he said. “… There’s no part of me that believes in anything that’s advocated by folks that identify themselves as white nationalists or white supremacy.”