Speaking to reporters at the White House this Wednesday, President Trump was asked what he thinks about adherents to the “QAnon” conspiracy theory.
Claiming to not know much about the nuts and bolts of the conspiracy theory, Trump suggested that he nevertheless appreciates its followers’ support.
“I don’t know much about the movement, other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate,” Mr. Trump said. “But I don’t know much about the movement,” Trump said.
“I don’t know really anything about it other than they do, supposedly like me,” he added.
“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 continued. “And I’ve heard these are people that love our country and they just don’t like seeing it.”
When asked if he agreed with the conspiracy theory’s central premise that he’s leading an effort to take down Satanic pedophiles in Washington and Hollywood, Trump said he’s not aware of that aspect.
“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 I’m willing to put myself out there,” Trump said.
Watch the exchange below:
REPORTER: QAnon believes you are secretly saving the world from this cult of pedophiles and cannibals. Are you behind that?
TRUMP: Is that supposed to be a bad thing? We are actually. We are saving the world. pic.twitter.com/rPYFU1B8WB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 19, 2020
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