CNN’s White House reporter, Jim Acosta proved just how much of a fragile liberal snowflake he is when he tweeted a picture of someone wearing a “Pepe the Frog” shirt at one of Trump’s speeches to a Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, reports MRCTV.
Acosta tweeted out a picture of a man attending the speech — no word on if the guy is a Marine — who wore a Pepe the Frog t-shirt to the event. For liberals, think of Pepe as a universal trigger for butt-hurt feelings.
Man in Pepe the Frog shirt at Trump event at Miramar pic.twitter.com/vVXJp3T7k0
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 13, 2018
The Pepe the Frog character is a popular symbol used in memes on online message boards and forums.
Apparently, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has claimed that the popular Pepe the Frog character is a “General Hate Symbol” about a year-and-a-half ago. While the ADL admits that the majority of “uses of Pepe the have been, and continue to be, non-bigoted,” the fact that some in the “alt right” use the Pepe symbol to include “racist or anti-Semitic connotations” was just too much for their delicate sensibilities to handle. Pepe joined the swastika as a symbol of hate on the ADL’s Online Hate Symbols Database.
So, because some hateful people used a cartoon character for nefarious purposes, the subject of so many memes should be deemed hateful for everyone.
Maybe Acosta felt like essentially doxxing someone after Trump bashed the media during his speech – which drew loud applause from the crowd.
Acosta also took the time to complain about how Trump was “attacking” the media again in his speech.