Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the Republican presidential nominee, tells 'Good Morning America' host George Stephanopoulos that he has "never even heard" of Pepe the Frog. Stephanopoulos questioned Trump over his connection to the embattled cartoon amphibian because of an Instagram post he shared last weekend containing his father's face and the faces of prominent Trump supporters superimposed over a poster from the movie "The Expendables" edited to read: "The Deplorables."
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The post was originally shared on Twitter by Trump family friend and seasoned GOP operative Roger Stone on Saturday:
Trump backers Roger Stone, Dr. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani, Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos were also photoshopped into the image alongside Trump, his father, and Pepe the Frog.
"[Pepe the Frog] has become a well-known symbol of the white supremacist movement," Stephanopoulos said. "That's why the questions come up."
"I've never even heard of Pepe the Frog," Trump Jr. replied Friday. "I mean, I bet you that 90 percent of your viewers have never heard of Pepe the Frog. He added: "I thought it was just a frog in a wig. I thought it was funny. I had no idea there was any connotation there. It is getting ridiculous."
"Again, that proves my point: Anything [Democrats] can possibly latch onto. They can't even attack my father anymore, because guess what. He's coming up with incredible policy," Trump Jr. said. "They can't attack those things, they don't even have answers for those things. So what do they do? They have to attack me. I'm fine if they attack me, because it shows they don't have anything against the issues that really matter to Americans these days."
CNN investigates Pepe the Frog: