The New York-based pranksters ― aka Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig ― placed what they said was a small sculpture of King outside the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines.
“This site is dedicated to Confederate sympathizer and White Nationalist, Steve King,” they wrote on a plaque affixed to the base. “Here, King is honored with the world’s smallest Confederate statue. A tiny statue for a tiny man.”
The pair expressed hope on Twitter that King ― who has a lengthy history of making racist comments ― would “honor his heritage and not take it down.”
“Steve King is a White Nationalist who displayed the Confederate flag on his desk and we thought he deserves a lasting honor to remind citizens of Iowa who he is,” the comedians, who shared photos of the stunt online, told HuffPost in an email on Friday.
“We’ve seen a lot of Republicans fighting the removal of Confederate monuments. So we are going to honor these modern day Confederate defenders by creating monuments for them around the country,” they added. “That way their racism can be preserved forever. After all it’s part of history and shouldn’t be forgotten.”
The comedians also recently trolled Donald Trump Jr. with fake covers of his book:
And they’ve targeted Fox News:
And also tricked Trump supporters into carrying self-owning signs at his rallies: