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Brian Krassenstein is a prominent member of the #Resistance, a group of Twitter users who are dedicated to bringing down President Donald Trump by, well…
Now That Putin invited Trump to Moscow, it's entirely feasible that Trump and Putin will meet three times in a single years.— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 27, 2018
THIS IS NOT NORMAL!
Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt didn't even meet that often during WW2.
And whatever this tweet is.
Trump: I would offer Elizabeth Warren $1M to prove her Native American heritage— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 6, 2018
Donald, I will offer you $10 Million to RESIGN!
And no, I don't have $10 million, but I'm certain I could raise it with a GoFundMe in about 3 to 4 seconds.
And this one.
Trump this morning: "Collusion is not a crime."— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 31, 2018
'Conspiracy to defraud the United States'
'Conspiracy to commit Fraud and related activity in connection with computers'
Krassenstein, as well as his brother Ed, are co-founders of news blogs including HillReporter.com. They’re also part of a niche group of online posters who think people who think typing ferociously will save the Republic. Literally.
People often ask me why I tweet dozens of times a day, 7 days a week against the President and for a morally just society...— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 31, 2018
There is one single reason:
So that I can tell my kids that I didn't sit back and watch as our nation was destroyed. I tried!
Please try too!! pic.twitter.com/qKjZilGSUJ
Twitter dot com, he lives for that shit.
How Trump has survived despite being buffeted constantly by these 280-character bursts of online righteousness, no one knows. It’s a mystery to all. But yesterday, Krassenstein released a cartoon kid’s book that will surely bring a swift end to this dark chapter in American politics.
It’s called “How the People Trumped Ronald Plump.”
So excited. Look what just arrived. The first copies!! pic.twitter.com/QDjjh1qJH8— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 30, 2018
It survived online for all of one minute before getting torn apart by people who have recognized how embarrassing Krassenstein’s opposition to Trump comes across.
i like the part where you misspell "donald trump" https://t.co/FUUE0qzvfA— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 31, 2018
Breaking: no one will buy this https://t.co/aapd66bOgX— Concerned, in general (@thatguy1800) July 31, 2018
Confirmed, Supreme Warlord Trump will rule until 2050 https://t.co/Rh7h0YQbec— Nicholas Ryan (@nick_s_ryan) July 31, 2018
Grifters gonna grift. Not even near the “cool kids” v “organizers” debate. https://t.co/30alkz1tXa— melissa byrne (@mcbyrne) July 31, 2018
This combines two of my least favorite things: resistance grifting, and Liberal Uncle Humor https://t.co/kP8zgnfRwI— Stephen Silver (@StephenSilver) July 31, 2018
You wrote a coloring book. Actually, you co-wrote a coloring book, you couldn't even do it yourself. And you're telling the world about it like "writing" what amounts to a child's placemat at Denny's is something to be proud of. It's 54 pages long. You should be embarrassed. https://t.co/BaMulf7CjW— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) July 31, 2018
I’m pro trump now https://t.co/4SGscT8quL— the big smart idiot (@McGaha07) July 31, 2018
It’s got subtle scenes like … this.
Gizmodo editor Tom McKay pointed out some pages in it and well, it’s worse than you might imagine.
ok seeing as the krassensteins childrens book features a rape sack i think im 100 percent done here pic.twitter.com/kwVXuE6wLB— ℓѵℓ 45 ૮ɦασร ρσƭµร (@thetomzone) July 31, 2018
not an exaggeration. its a literal rape sack pic.twitter.com/iY9YnnnnRm— ℓѵℓ 45 ૮ɦασร ρσƭµร (@thetomzone) July 31, 2018
At one point, the Robert Mueller character, called Robert Moral, is presented without a shirt.
who would YOU rather lick ice cream off of? i thought so pic.twitter.com/DADhg0eup2— ℓѵℓ 45 ૮ɦασร ρσƭµร (@thetomzone) July 31, 2018
Horny for Justice.
The Krassensteins said on their news blog they wrote the book to help their kids learn about the Trump presidency and the ideals of “morals, love, inclusion, and equality.”
“I think it’s important to stress that this book’s purpose is not to teach our children political ideologies, rather it’s to teach them morals,” they said. “Whether you are a Democrat … or a Republican … this book will be entertaining, educational and most importantly, a tool for your child’s development.”
In the book, the Krassensteins call Ivanaka Trump “Iwannabe Plump,” so … yea.
Brian and Ed Krassenstein have engendered a great deal of hatred online since cropping up on Twitter, because, to a great many, the brothers represent the worst of those fighting the president: People who are in it only for themselves.
Not just any old Buy My Book grift, the Buy My Illustrated Novelty Children's Book ploy is a bold move https://t.co/H5i97RzkBP— ☭the property abolisher☭ (@hoodgravy) July 31, 2018
Perhaps it’s unfair to truly call the duo grifters because last year, the Krassensteins tried to crowdfund the publishing funds for their book.
They did not meet their goal.
This article has been updated.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]