After President Obama announced that the Russian hack sanctions would include the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the closure of two Russian embassies in the United States, he became the target of disgustingly racist, homophobic, and downright gross memes by those who took issue with his actions.
Since the Russians are clearly stupid, they used the cliche racist joke comparing a person of color to an animal, and specifically any kind of monkey, and it went viral on the internet.
But wait there’s more! In this one, President Obama is asking Putin “How do we make you scared of our sanctions?” to which Putin responds, “No way. Do you want a banana?”
This is clearly blatant racism. Some of the memes crossed over into homophobia and transphobia, as well, such as an image of President Obama edited to include makeup, earrings, and a rainbow flag pin to insinuate that he is gay. Of course, having a gay or transgender president would be so much worse than having one who has reporters and political opponents killed, right?
Clearly the Russians are just mad that Obama will not put up with Putin like his little puppet president-elect Donald Trump.