Donald Trump will be meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May 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
For those “not in the know”, 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.
Here is how Twitter responded:
— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) January 9, 2017
— Joel (@JoelNihlean) January 9, 2017
@RussianEmbassy Nice of you to embrace Hitler. How many Russians did he kill?
— Bruins73 (@Bruins1973) January 9, 2017
@RussianEmbassy This is grossly offensive. Pepe is a recognised symbol of Neo Nazis . U people are in the gutter with them obviously
— Spartacus (@Livlonanprsper) January 9, 2017
— Richard Cosgrove (@rcosgrove) January 9, 2017