2020-08-24 14:53:09

QAnon: Trump Embraces Far-Right “Deep State” Conspiracy Theory Deemed a Threat by FBI

As the Republican National Convention gets underway this week, Democracy Now! looks at how the party has openly embraced the far-right conspiracy theory known as QAnon, which claims, among other things, that President Trump is secretly at war with a deep state cabal of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex trafficking operation.

Trump has retweeted messages from supporters of the conspiracy theory and recently spoke publicly about it for the first time, describing QAnon believers as “people that love our country.”

“At this point, it’s reached full spread, that we really can’t ignore it anymore,” says Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters, who notes 20 “full QAnon adherents” are on the ballot in November.

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