Russia’s UK Embassy Reacts To Theresa May-Trump Meeting With Pepe The Frog

January 9, 2017 11:31 a.m.

The Twitter account for the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom tweeted out a picture Monday of Pepe the frog, the most prominent symbol of the white nationalist so-called “alt-right.”

The tweet from @RussianEmbassy, featuring a cartoon embraced by white supremacists, seemed to chide critics for calling on British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election during her upcoming meeting with President-elect Donald Trump:

Trump had announced Sunday that he planned to meet with May at the White House this spring.

The Russian embassy account followed up its initial tweet with a poll asking users if they feel being “exposed” to “alternative views/media” could undermine Britain”:

The cartoon has been designated a hate symbol by The Anti-Defamation League.

This is not the first time the embassy’s account has made headlines for its surprising tweets. TPM pointed out in December that the account frequently mocks the United States’ geopolitics through memes.

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