So at this point, we all know that a non-negligible portion of Donald Trump supporters are also fans of anime. And Hitler. Right?
Indeed, when Republican consultant Rick Wilson shocked his fellow guests on Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show by declaring flatly that a good portion of Trump’s followers are “childless single men who masturbate to anime” and have “a lot of Hitler iconography in their Twitter icons,” the real shock was that it took the mainstream media so long to notice this.
For the benefit of future historians, here’s my half-assed attempt to document the Trump/Anime/Hitler fan nexus, as it has manifested itself on Twitter in recent days
In some cases, the Tweeters in question managed to convey their love of Trump, anime and Nazis all in the same tweet. In others, it took a couple of Tweets. See if you can determine the level of irony in each Tweet. I can’t.
Enjoy! If that is the right word for it. I have omitted some of the more overtly racist memes I ran across, as well as a few tweets that contained disturbing photos of concentration camps. I also censored one image that was mildly NSFW.
To see more of the, er, artistry of Trump’s terrible fans, see this post of mine documenting how they celebrated his New Hampshire primary victory with racist cartoons, anime memes, and Pepe the frog.
A trifecta! Trump, anime, and Nazis. all in the same Tweet!
All that and a rape joke:
Anime Trump, slightly censored:
Trump and Hitler!
Hitler and Daddy, in Viva Pinata I believe?
Simultanious Trump, anime and Hitler.
BONUS: This guy also hates Anita Sarkeestian. (And is an amazing artist.)
Another trifecta! Trump plus anime, responding to a Tweeter calling themselves Hitler:
Bonus scary right-wing stuff:
Trump and anime:
@KTMsuy trump chan approves pic.twitter.com/U8Zg0wf2sR
— DONALD TRUMPかわいいです (@Trump2016Anime) February 11, 2016
— DONALD TRUMPかわいいです (@Trump2016Anime) February 13, 2016
Uses #altright hashtag
— DONALD TRUMPかわいいです (@Trump2016Anime) January 22, 2016
Trump and anime:
Anime, Trump and guns:
Anime and Hitler:
What’s next for Trump’s most energetic meme-posters? Trump Valentine’s Day cards.
You have been warned.