Reddit User Behind Trump's anti-CNN Video Has History of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Reddit user HanAssholeSolo posted the video four days before Trump tweeted it; he posted an anti-Semitic meme about CNN earlier this month

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The anti-Semitic Reddit meme.
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The Reddit user who posted a spoof video showing President Donald Trump beating up CNN has a history of racist posts.

The user, who goes by HanAssholeSolo, posted the video on a pro-Trump subreddit, The_Donald, before Trump tweeted it with slight alternations on Saturday.

A review of HanAssholeSolo's Reddit feed turns up many an offensive post. The user often uses slurs to refer to African-Americans, Muslims and gay people.

Earlier this month, he posted an image showing CNN executives, hosts and employees, each with a Star of David next to them.

The anti-Semitic Reddit meme.Credit: Screenshot

"Something strange about CNN...can't quite put my finger on it...," his post said.

HanAssholeSolo was clearly overjoyed Trump had propelled his video to global fame.

"Wow!! I never expected my meme to be retweeted by the God Emperor himself!!!,” the user wrote.

Evidently feeling the weight of scrutiny that comes with such fame, HanAssholeSolo edited out some of the worst slurs out of their post history, Quartz reported, eliminating the n-word and deleting a post about killing all Muslims.

But he apparently didn't deem the anti-Semitic meme and comments such as "fuck Islam" as offensive enough to delete.

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