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    hoisting a “Trump Is Too Rusky” sign

    Does "rusky" mean "risky for being pro-Russian/pro-commie"?

    WASHINGTON — In Florida, protesters swarmed the Capitol rotunda, one hoisting a “Trump Is Too Rusky” sign featuring a hammer and sickle. In Wisconsin’s statehouse, a heckler shouted, “We’re all going to go to war and die thanks to you,” during the formal meeting of the Electoral College.


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    Re: hoisting a “Trump Is Too Rusky” sign

    Rusky/Ruskie are slang words used since the Crimean War for Russians. It could simply mean that he is too close to the Russians, or it could be a play on words with risky because of his views on Russia.

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