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:
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) January 9, 2017
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.
This being the case, the Russian Embassy drew significant intrigue for tweeting out a symbol so deeply ingrained with both Trump and neo-Nazism:
Trump’s Russian benefactors use white supremacist symbol to taunt America’s greatest ally from their London embassy. Russia is no friend. https://t.co/dJHCZS1n66
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) January 9, 2017
— Anthony De Rosa (@Anthony) January 9, 2017
is Pepe singing at Trump’s inaugural yet
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) January 9, 2017
yes the Russian embassy in the UK is using Pepe memes. It’s like /pol/ central. https://t.co/WkU0332kJx
— Arieh Kovler (@ariehkovler) January 9, 2017
Russia goes full Pepe Trump Troll pic.twitter.com/qZIG2uX7xW
— Felicity Morse (@FelicityMorse) January 9, 2017
[Image via screengrab]
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