Protester’s ‘Rape Melania’ sign draws strong rebuke, sparking Twitter trend

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Some Twitter users saw "Rape Melania" in their trending-topics boxes Sunday after images of a protester holding a sign bearing the phrase during a Saturday-night demonstration in the District circulated on the social network.

Photos of the chilling banner, taken at an anti-Trump rally outside the president-elect's new hotel in the nation's capital, drew strong condemnations from Trump supporters and opponents alike.

Nevertheless, Trump backers have seized on the "Rape Melania" sign and the social media trend it launched to cast opponents of the next president as hypocrites whose objections to Trump's campaign rhetoric are now illegitimate.

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