Why alt-right trolls shouted down Donald Trump Jr. - 2019-11-11
A group of alt-right and "dissident right" activists have joined forces with neo-Nazis and others on the far-right fringes to attack conservatives who they feel aren't true conservatives, both online and in person.
Sunday, for instance, members of this group heckled Donald Trump Jr. at an event in California. And conservative speakers have been beset by the "groypers" at events in Texas, Tennessee and Arizona as well.
This group, which calls itself the "groyper army" — "groyper" being a reference to a meme of Pepe the Frog, itself a meme overtaken by the alt-right — purports to be supporting "traditional values" within conservatism, like immigration restrictionism. And it argues that relatively mainstream conservative student groups like Turning Point USA need to be confronted because they are shutting down "socially conservative Christians and supporters of President Trump's agenda" and promoting "degeneracy" by having gay speakers.