Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian air base Friday, much to the chagrin of many of his most ardent supporters. But instead of placing responsibility on Trump for what they see as a “globalist” move, an angry mix of his base are blaming his son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.
As pointed out by comedian Michael Ian Black, “Alt-right is trending #firekushner using all the same anti-Semitic shit they used on Trump opponents during campaign. Chickens, meet roost.”
Alt-right is trending #firekushner using all the same anti-Semitic shit they used on Trump opponents during campaign. Chickens, meet roost.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 8, 2017
Anger over Kushner’s assumed role in the Syria strike spread across Twitter Friday night and Saturday morning, creating the hashtag #FireKushner. The tag quickly trended, but not so much because liberals picked it up. Instead, the hashtag has become exceedingly popular among Trump’s “alt-right” supporters.
The term “alt-right” frequently masks the group’s dentity as white nationalists. They support Trump’s “America first” and anti-“political correctness” messaging, and they often have a lot in
Here’s the Associated Press’s definition of the alt-right, for more clarity:
“The ‘alt-right’ or ‘alternative right’ is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order.
“The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism.”
A lot of the tweets in the #FireKushner hashtag target Trump’s son-in-law for being Jewish. They also accuse him of being a pro-Israel “globalist” and point to him as responsible for Trump’s appointment of former Goldman Sachs employees into positions in the administration.
After reports surfaced of infighting between Kushner and Trump Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News editor-in-chief Steve Bannon, many alt-right supporters also used the hashtag to support Bannon against Trump’s son-in-law.
The tweets also often deploy the alt-right’s favorite sexist derogatory term for weakness, “cuck,” pulled (and twisted) from the word “cuckold.” Reports have Bannon calling Kushner a cuck behind his back.
Here’s a smattering of the Kushner-focused tweets hitting the hashtag. We’re leaving the most derogatory of them for you to find yourself, should you so desire.
— orbiSonOfAGun (@ReturnOfTheOrb) April 8, 2017
A perfect example of how a single jew can destroy an entire nation #FireKushner
— ICE Man (@Ice_Bran_) April 7, 2017
— BanningMeIsRacist???? (@TwiterIsFascist) April 7, 2017
jared, you are a democrat.#FireKushner
— gab.ai/C001D001D (@C001D00D) April 8, 2017
We all knew this little snake would be trouble, he's been in favour of virtually everything Trump campaigned against! #FireKushner
— Victor Clarkson (@VictorClarkson7) April 8, 2017
#firekushner we do not want kohn or globalists in the whitehouse
— Aidan O (@AidanOrf) April 8, 2017
— R. Chlodwig von K. (@icareviews) April 8, 2017
— 8CIAMicroBits???? (@8bitsofsound) April 7, 2017
— Outlier (@JustGaga77) April 8, 2017
— Alex (@aLex62297) April 8, 2017
So after getting a bit informed on Jared Kushner and his ties to Israel and George Soros, yeah, #FireKushner
— BornOfRa ???????? (@BornOfRa) April 8, 2017
Kushner is a traitor to the American people, we have had enough of his globalist agenda influencing our President. #FireKushner
— Baked Alaska™ (@bakedalaska) April 7, 2017
I didnt vote for globalist cucks #FireKushner
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) April 8, 2017
— KALI ???? ???????? (@empress_bae) April 7, 2017
Bannon was right! Kushner is a globalist and a cuck. His interests are not aligned with the American people. Out! Out! Out!#FireKushner
— TroubleSpeak (@Troublespeak) April 8, 2017
Progressives, of course, are having a great time with the hashtag as well, especially because it suggests the Trump base turning on itself. And others just support firing Kushner, Bannon and a host of other Trump advisers.
I hope #FireKushner has taught Jared that when you lie down w/dogs, the dogs call you a "cuck globalist."
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 8, 2017
Choosing between Kushner and Bannon is like asking if you want to be shot or stabbed to death. #FireKushner
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 8, 2017
— RiKKeK (@Rikkek7) April 8, 2017