Trump says QAnon has a favorable view of him. The president said on Wednesday that he doesn’t know much about the QAnon conspiracy theory movement but the group likes him.
“I don’t know much about the movement, other than I understand they like me very much,” Trump told reporters at a briefing.
“These are people that don’t like seeing what’s going on in places like Portland, in places like Chicago and New York, and other cities and states,” he added, referring to the Black Lives Matter protests against systemic racism and police brutality.
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Trump says QAnon “likes him very much”
A spokesman for Democrat Joe Biden, Trump’s opponent in the upcoming November election, said the Republican president was “again giving voice to violence.”
“After calling neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville ‘fine people’ and tear-gassing peaceful protesters following the murder of George Floyd, Donald Trump just sought to legitimize a conspiracy theory that the FBI has identified as a domestic terrorism threat,” Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement.
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Additionally, Facebook said on Wednesday it had removed around 800 QAnon conspiracy groups for posts celebrating violence, showing intent to use weapons, or attracting followers with patterns of violent behavior.