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Russian Government Tweets a Pepe the Frog Meme Ahead of Trump’s Meeting With UK

Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the inevitable conclusion.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has plans to meet with President-elect Donald Trump soon, and various media outlets have some ideas about what that discussion will be like. In particular, there are several British outlets who have suggested that May should take the opportunity to warn Trump to not cozy up to Vladimir Putin, especially in light of the news about how he ordered hackers to interfere with the 2016 election.

Evidently, the Russian Embassy of the United Kingdom took notice of this trend, and decided to respond by tweeting out a picture of Pepe the Frog:

Pepe is an Internet cartoon character that has undergone a major transformation in recent months, much to the dismay of creator Matt Furie. Internet trolls have incorporated Pepe into countless pro-white supremacy, pro-Nazi memes, which caused the Anti-Defamation League to declare Pepe’s image as a hate symbol.

Many of these memes were made with approving reference to Trump, and many of his supporters have more or less embraced Pepe as a mascot of theirs.

This being the case, the Russian Embassy drew significant intrigue for tweeting out a symbol so deeply ingrained with both Trump and neo-Nazism:

[Image via screengrab]

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