NYT Columnist: Trump Jr. Would Retweet Meme With White Nationalist, Neo-Nazi Message

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New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg said on Monday night that a meme featuring neo-Nazi and white nationalist messages is something Donald Trump Jr. would retweet.

"This meme I just wanted to show – the murderer or the alleged murder in Pittsburgh – this is a meme that he had posted," MSNBC's "All In" host Chris Hayes said.

The meme featured a group of several Pepe the Frog characters wearing shirts with racist messages.

"Multiculturalism equals genocide. Feminism is cancer. White lives matter. Confederate flag. A swastika. A red pill shirt," Hayes said as he went through each character's shirt in the meme.

"You can easily imagine Donald Trump Jr. retweeting that," Goldberg said. After a pause, she added, "I mean, it is kind of, the Venn diagram of those two — "

"I mean I think he would not because the swastika," Hayes responded.

"Ok, except for the swastika, right. But the Venn diagram of the imagery, the rhetoric, the worldview, I mean it's almost completely overlapping," Goldberg said.

Robert Bowers, who was arrested after officials say he killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue, told SWAT officers he wanted all Jews to die, according to the police criminal complaint. He made numerous anti-Semitic posts on social media and criticized President Donald Trump for being "surrounded by k****."

Trump Jr.'s brother-in-law Jared Kushner and his sister Ivanka are Jewish.

Goldberg has been a sharp critic of the Trump administration. In August, she denied that Trump is the leader of the free world during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." Goldberg argued at that time that Trump was "part of a bloc that includes [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, [Philippine President Rodrigo] Duterte," and then said Trump "would certainly like to" round up and murder citizens without due process.

Jeffrey Cimmino

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Jeff Cimmino is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. He is a senior pursuing a B.A. in history and a minor in government at Georgetown University. Prior to working at the Free Beacon, he interned at National Review and the Foreign Policy Initiative.

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