Conspiracy idealist Alex Jones is selling a “limited edition” of a children’s book that depicts President Donald Trump as a cartoon bunny named Thump. The book promotes white jingoist imagery and creates light of the video of Trump revelation to sexually assaulting women and the inhabitant outrage that followed.
The book, called Thump: The First Bundred Days, was created by a organisation of co-authors including Brett R. Smith, the creative director of the Steve Bannon-backed Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel, and Timothy Lim, who has worked with Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Hasbro. The book is published by Post Hill Press, whose books are distributed by Simon and Schuster.
The online store of Jones’ swindling speculation opening Infowars is selling the book with an disdainful print showing Jones and Thump and describes the product as “the ideal book for teaching your kids or reading by it for yourself!”
Jones hosted Smith for a promotional speak on Jan 3, and flipped by the book, divulgence some of its disturbing content.
On one page that Jones showed, the content read, “Thump found friends in bizarre places and in all shapes and sizes. Such as the frogs that croaked ‘KEK!’ They were full of surprises!”
The line is a anxiety to Pepe the Frog, an creatively harmless cartoon that was remade into a talisman for white nationalism during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The book also references a video expelled in Oct 2016 that showed Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. Thump reads, “Thump was held articulate of grabbing all things pusillanimous. Protesters even done pinkish hats: their madness was unanimous.”
Although feeble is a synonym for cowardly, it’s a anxiety to Trump observant that he grabbed women “by the pussy.”
During segments of the broadcast, which also featured far-right goblin and “Pizzagate” swindling theorist Jack Posobiec, Smith explained, “We really wanted to come out with something fun and light, something that kids and adults, all Trump supporters could enjoy.”
Jones lavished regard on the book, suggesting people donate copies to their internal libraries (after purchasing them from Infowars), and saying, “This is genius.” Smith combined that what’s “great about Thump as good is that relatives can use Thump to speak to their kids about Trump, and they can say, ‘No, Thump is a good guy, he’s the favourite that we need.’”
Trump seemed on Jones’ show in 2015 to praise the swindling theorist’s “amazing” reputation. Since then, Jones has been a sycophantic supporter of Trump. He’s pronounced he communicates with Trump and writes him memos, and most recently defended the president’s penis.
Timothy Johnson is a guns and open reserve researcher at Media Matters, having formerly spent time at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Legal Action Project and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.