President Donald J. Trump spoke for the first time on the record at a Press Conference about an internet movement called “Qanon”, after almost two years of mystery and intrigue about who could be behind the anonymous posts that have triggered a movement of Patriotic, Pro-Trump supporters.
POTUS on QANON:
– I don’t know much about it but I understand many of them support me and oppose the disaster of Dem run lawlessness.
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) August 19, 2020
Curiously, numerous anti-Trump media personalities have attempted to position the movement as dangerous, causing Facebook and Twitter to censor some postings on the matter.
The question, after two years, looked curiously timed with the announcement that Facebook had banned over 900 Qanon groups and pages.
Never Trumper Rick Wilson, who is a “Never Trumper” Republican is an outspoken obsessive critic of Qanon posts and readers.
not nearly enough.
Facebook removes nearly 900 QAnon groups and pages https://t.co/cRMUtS3eRM
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 19, 2020
CNN reporter claims that the FBI considers the readers of Qanon to be “potential domestic threat”.
“I don’t know much, except that they like me very much, which I appreciate,” President Trump says of QAnon, a conspiracy group the FBI has said is a potential domestic terrorist threat.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 19, 2020
Another CNN reporter was quick to post about Qanon, and Trump’s response, showing the radical left’s enthusiasm to frame Trump as a “conspiracy theorist”, even though all Trump said that he could save the world from problems he would.
But didn’t we all already know that?
!!! Trump is told that QAnon believes he's saving the world from a secret satanic cult of cannibals and pedophiles. He says, "Well, I haven't heard that. But uh, is that supposed to be a bad thing? Or a good thing? If I can help save the world from problems…"
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 19, 2020
Wednesday Trump was asked two questions about the group of people who follow the anonymous postings.
During the pandemic the Qanon movement seems to have been getting a lot of new followers, can you tell us what you think about the movement,” the female reporter asks.
Trump responds, “Well I don’t know much about the movement, other than I understand that they like me very much, which I appreciate, but I don’t know much about the movement, I have heard that it is gaining in popularity and from what I hear is that these people that when they watch the streets of Portland, when they watch what happened in New York City in just the last 6 or 7 months, but this was starting even four years ago when I came here, these are people who don’t like seeing what is going in places like Portland, and places like Chicago, and New York and in other cities and states, and I have heard these are people who love our country and they do like me. They want to see problems go away,” Trump said.
The Reporter asked a follow-up question about the readers, believing that Trump was secretly saving the world and Trump responded quite a matter of fact, “I haven’t heard that, but is that is a problem? But we are saving the world from a radical left ideology that will destroy the world,” Trump said.
POTUS asked about QAnon – Pt. 2 of 2 pic.twitter.com/tLh5wKqvdi
— M3thods (@M2Madness) August 19, 2020