A thread on the 4chan /pol/ chat forum of May 29, 2017 has a GIF of President Trump standing for a group portrait at the recent G-7 Summit in Sicily, Italy.
Compare Trump’s hand gesture at the G-7 to a tweet he posted on October 13, 2015 — of himself as Pepe the frog standing at a podium with the President of the United States Seal. It’s the same hand-touching-chin gesture.
Pepe the Frog is an anthropomorphic frog character from the comic series Boy’s Club by Matt Furie.
On 4chan, various illustrations of Pepe the frog have been used as reaction faces, including “feels good” Pepe, sad Pepe, angry Pepe, and smug Pepe — so much so that the Pepe meme is now associated with the Alt-Right.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, at a private fundraiser on September 9, Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters “a basket of deplorables”. The next day, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., posted on Instagram a photoshop of The Expendables movie poster, featuring Donald Trump leading a group of prominent conservatives and a Trump-Pepe, with the title “The Deplorables” (instead of The Expendables).
That’s what President Trump was doing with his left hand in the G-7 group photo-op — signaling that he’s one of the Deplorables with the “smug Pepe” hand gesture.
Just wait till the MSM figure it out.
Their heads will explode. LOL