First, who would take a post, any post, by someone calling themselves HanAssholeSolo seriously?
Particularly, if it is considered hate speech.
Second, why would a President Tweet a post by someone called HanAssholeSolo?
Third, why aren’t we really talking about the point of all of the news swimming around a video showing Trump thumping (physically) a CNN reporter?
Vox gets it by making this point:
Donald Trump tweeted a meme with an apparent link to the alt-right. It’s a move that, no matter Trump’s intentions, suggests to members of the alt-right that the president supports their beliefs, and emboldens them to keep spreading those beliefs through the toxic discourse hiding behind seemingly frivolous memes. Vox