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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:31 AM

2. Unclear, but the front man is from Kansas

As adulation rolled in from the community following the initial videos, TheGeekzTeam racked up almost 3 million views on YouTube. Users voted the account’s posts to the front page of the pro-Trump Reddit community, with one user suggesting TheGeekzTeam submit videos to film festivals.

It's not entirely clear whether TheGeekzTeam is one person or multiple people, though in some internet comments the team has left some autobiographical details hinting that one person is behind the account. A request for comment sent via email was not immediately returned.

By August of 2019, fully established as a staple in the pro-Trump meme-making community, TheGeekzTeam joined Memeworld, an exclusive community of pro-Trump digital creators. Memeworld was created by a person who goes by the online handle Carpe Donktum, a Kansas-based video editor who made similar — albeit nonviolent — mashups that had been tweeted from Trump’s account over the last year.

Donktum, who has become a household name in pro-Trump circles online, met with the president in The White House and was invited to the administration’s “social media summit” in July.

IIRC, "carpe donktum" is (allegedly) Latin for "seize the ass".

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