President Donald Trump stated Wednesday that he is aware of little concerning the controversial conspiracy concept generally known as QAnon – however added that he’s nonetheless grateful for the help of its followers.
“I do not know a lot concerning the motion, aside from I perceive they like me very a lot, which I recognize,” Trump stated at a White Home press briefing.
Trump had been requested for his ideas about QAnon per week after he celebrated the victory of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congressional candidate who has reportedly promoted the baseless conspiracy, following her major election win in Georgia.
“Marjorie is powerful on all the things and by no means offers up – an actual WINNER!” Trump tweeted after Greene’s victory.
QAnon started as a fringe web conspiracy alleging, amongst different issues, that Trump is secretly combating towards “deep state” factions of highly effective Satanic pedophiles who’re plotting towards him and his supporters.
Whereas the idea has been broadly debunked, its followers have been noticed at Trump’s campaign-style rallies all through his first time period and are reportedly gaining in quantity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On the Wednesday night presser, Trump tried to painting QAnon believers as individuals who, like him, are troubled by crime in giant U.S. cities.
“These are folks that do not like seeing what is going on on in locations like Portland and locations like Chicago and New York, different cities and states. And I’ve heard these are folks that love our nation they usually simply don’t love seeing it,” Trump stated.
“So I do not know actually something about it aside from they do supposedly like me they usually additionally wish to see issues in these areas – like, particularly the areas that we’re speaking about – go away.”
A reporter then knowledgeable Trump that QAnon truly includes “this perception that you’re secretly saving the world from this Satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals.”
Trump replied, “Nicely, I have not heard that,” earlier than spinning that definition of the conspiracy right into a optimistic view of his administration.
“However is that speculated to be a nasty factor or a very good factor? If I might help save the world from issues, I am keen to do it. I am keen to place myself on the market,” Trump stated.
“And we’re, truly. We’re saving the world from a radical Left philosophy that may destroy this nation. And when this nation is gone, the remainder of the world would observe.”