September 12, 2016

YOU ARE WHAT YOU TWEET:

Donald Trump Jr. posts Instagram photo of himself grouped with alt-right symbol Pepe the Frog (JTA, September 12, 2016)

Donald Trump Jr. posted to Instagram a movie poster parody of himself heroically grouped with others deemed "The Deplorables," including a cartoon frog that has become a popular symbol for white supremacists. [...]

Pepe is a cartoon frog who has been ubiquitous on the internet over the last decade, but who in the last year or so has become popular as the flag-bearer of the alt-right, which advances an insular conservatism favoring white people. [...]

In the picture, too, are Alex Jones, the radio host and conspiracy theorist, and Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer who has celebrated the rise of the alt-right as it has attached itself to Trump's candidacy, despite the nominee's occasional expressions rejecting the movement.

Posted by at September 12, 2016 4:57 PM

  

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