Trump Accepts QAnon’s Conspiracy, Says “They Like Me”

Trump Accepts QAnon’s Conspiracy, Says “They Like Me”

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On Wednesday, President Trump offered an embrace to QAnon while praising its followers for generous support. 

His remarks reflected the high-profile backing, which has infiltrated Republic circles, as the party leaders make efforts to maintain distance for it. 

In the White House briefing room, Mr. Trump said- “I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate,” Source: Edition CNN. 

With this, Trump accepted that he wasn’t familiar with any of the conspiracies by the group’s followers. He said- “I have heard that it’s gaining in popularity,” Source: Edition CNN. 

Further, he continued and said- “I’ve heard these are people that love our country, and they just don’t like seeing it.” Source: Edition CNN. 

A reporter explained the belief that the President “is secretly saving the world from this satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals,” and asked if he (President Trump) believes the gist of the theory. On this, Mr. Trump said- “Well, I haven’t heard that, but is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing? If I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it,” Source: Edition CNN. 

“I’m willing to put myself out there. And we are; actually, we’re saving the world from a radical left philosophy that will destroy this country.” Mr. Trump added. Source: Edition CNN. 

There are three nominees in the Republican party at the congressional level- Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jo Rae Perkins, and Lauren Boebert. 

When reporters asked Trump’s press secretary about Trump’s support for QAnon, she said it wasn’t a matter she had ever heard him discuss. 

Kayleigh McEnany, Press Secretary, said- “I’ve never heard of that. There’s a lot of media focus on that but certainly never heard of that from the President,” Source: Edition CNN. 

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Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/19/politics/donald-trump-qanon/index.html