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New from me: Behind a violent Trump meme, a prolific creator and and a community rooting for more

The timeline behind the account that created the now-infamous violent Trump video paints a familiar picture.

An amateur meme maker makes a viral video.

Reddit's r/the_donald welcomes him in, offers money and community, and asks for more.

The #TrumpVideo meme maker got his start on Reddit's r/The_Donald, pushing increasingly violent viral content.

After his first post, people literally asked to send him money and buy him whiskey to make more.

Then he got a Patreon.

Last year, one guy on Reddit's r/The_Donald tried to push back against the violence in the #TrumpVideo meme maker's catalog.

That entire conversation was removed by a moderator today.

In the pro-Trump meme sphere, meme makers become more and more incentivized to create progressively jarring content.

That reward can be money, but it can also be a community on Reddit, or de facto acceptance from the president's allies.

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