Team Trump Isn't Even Hiding Its Support for QAnon Kooks Anymore - 2020-08-12

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F375.png Team Trump Isn't Even Hiding Its Support for QAnon Kooks Anymore August 12, 2020, Will Sommer, Daily Beast

The Trump campaign and a top House Republican group are rallying around a QAnon conspiracy theorist expected to win a seat in the House this November, even attacking a GOP lawmaker who criticized the conspiracy theory that the FBI considers a domestic terrorism threat.

QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene won a Republican primary run-off in Georgia's 14th Congressional District on Tuesday. Because Greene's district is heavily Republican, her primary win all but guarantees that a QAnon supporter will take a spot in Congress in November.

Until now, leading Republicans have typically avoided openly embracing the party's QAnon supporters, who follow a series of internet clues that have been posted by a mysterious figure called "Q" since October 2017. QAnon believers embrace a theory of the world that imagines Trump is engaged in a secret war against a pedophile-cannibal "cabal" in the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and other institutions.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Will | last = Sommer | author2 = Asawin Suebsaeng | title = Team Trump Isn't Even Hiding Its Support for QAnon Kooks Anymore | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-isnt-hiding-support-for-qanon-kooks-anymore-after-marjorie-taylor-greenes-win-in-georgia-primary | work = Daily Beast | date = August 12, 2020 | accessdate = August 13, 2020 }}