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Among the attendees of President Trump’s rally in Florida were people holding up signs promoting an online right-wing conspiracy persona — who’s been targeting movie stars and the Democratic Party alike.
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A sprawling, endlessly complicated pro-Trump conspiracy theory has jumped from fringe social media sites to mainstream attention. The signs, shirts and banners at a rally in support of President Trump on Tuesday were, to the uninitiated, baffling. “We are Q,” read one sign at the event in Florida.
The Russia investigation is a sham. It’s actually a cover story for special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump working together to expose thousands of pedophiles hidden in plain sight – including Hillary Clinton (and Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama), who will soon be under arrest.
If QAnon’s claims were true, they would shake the very foundations of global government and explain the confusion of politics in recent years. As it is, they are not true – but their importance could nonetheless be hugely significant. It might have been destined to stay as an underground conspiracy theory.
A number of attendees at President Trump’s rally in Florida on Tuesday were decked out in homemade apparel celebrating QAnon, a convoluted conspiracy theory that’s taken off among a segment of Mr. Trump’s base. So what is QAnon, and why are we talking about something this ridiculous?
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Amid the “Trump 2020” placards, the “Women for Trump” signs and the “CNN SUCKS” T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump ‘s Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front.
In the crowd at President Trump’s rally in Tampa on Tuesday night were supporters who believe in a conspiracy theory claiming that a shadowy cabal within the U.S. government is at war with Trump — and that he will soon purge the country of these people.
The mysterious pro-Trump conspiracy theory known as ‘QAnon’ is moving from the fringes of the internet to Trump rallies
Believers in the “QAnon” conspiracy theories are increasingly making their presence known offline, including at President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies. The theories hold that a cabal of elites, including celebrities, Democratic Party leaders, and the deep state, are the source of all evil and that Trump will conquer them all.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo is getting desperate. Last night the TV host channeled Alex Jones, perhaps in a bid to increase his humiliating ratings, and floated a nutty theory that Trump may be signaling to followers of QAnon. Trump “has his people at his rally that look for the number 17 as signs of truth,” Conspiracy Cuomo said on his show.
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Believers in the bizarre pro-Trump conspiracy theory called QAnon were out in force at the president’s rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, waving signs and cut-outs of the letter “Q” in front of the television cameras.
TAMPA, Fla. – Amid the “Trump 2020” placards, the “Women for Trump” signs and the “CNN SUCKS” T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump’s Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front.
The QAnon movement is growing in popularity and stemmed from the darker corners of the web like 4chan, 8chan, and subreddits.
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Where does QAnon come from? QAnon is thought to have started sometime in 2017. That’s when “clues” began appearing online allegedly released by a high-ranking federal government official-who goes by “Q.” The posts first appeared on 4Chan, and they have since spread to other parts of the internet, with fans of Q signing on as members of QAnon and spending hours analyzing Q’s “clues” for information.