A disturbing video filmed outside of President Donald Trump‘s rally at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday shows a large number of Trump supporters are not only aware of, but appear to believe in a false and harmful conspiracy theory that is attacking liberals and Democrats, calls “QAnon.”
The Washington Post calls QAnon a “deranged conspiracy cult.”
The “QAnon” conspiracy theory suggests that there is a “deep state” cabal working within the federal government the take down President Trump via a coup led by former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the right’s favorite target to hate: George Soros.
Some QAnon cultists also believe some liberals and Democrats are part of a grotesque child sex trafficking ring, similar to the fake and dangerous “PizzaGate” conspiracy theory. A fast-rising QAnon book charges some prominent Democrats eat children.
Buzzfeed last year described QAnon as “a nonsensical and evidence-free mega-conspiracy theory that claimed Donald Trump was appointed president by the military to save the nation from a pedophilia ring. The hysteria around it has recently placed people in real danger.”
“Adherents of the Qanon conspiracy theory,” NBC News‘ Ben Collins earlier this month reported, “falsely believe that the world is run by a Satanic cabal helmed by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that President Donald Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are secretly working in tandem to eliminate the cabal.”
Collins reports on the QAnon cult as part of what he calls his “dystopian beat.'”
On Twitter last night he wrote:
So many things in American society had to fail for this many people to believe one party is run by an actual Satanic cabal that eats children, and Trump, Jesus and Bob Mueller are secretly ending it.
Social media companies helped it grow, but this is widespread systemic failure.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 29, 2019
How many of Trump’s supporters appear to believe in this dangerous conspiracy theory, and appear to support it?
Just watch this video clip Collins posted of Trump supporters outside the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids last night, responding to “Q.”
I've been covering Qanon for a year, and the amount of pro-Q people in this video from yesterday's Trump rally line in Grand Rapids is absolutely shocking. This is just a portion of it. pic.twitter.com/hTDGEnPsEi
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 29, 2019
‘He just looks desperate’: Morning Joe panel destroys Trump’s attempts to undermine the election
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and his panelists tried to make sense of President Donald Trump's apparent attempts to undermine confidence in this year's election results.
The president attacked Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf during an Allentown rally, saying his administration was watching the state's vote count "very closely," and the "Morning Joe" host wondered what he was talking about.
"For the past year, you have had a lot of state attorney generals watching Donald Trump closely, really closely, especially in New York," Scarborough said. "The state of New York, Donald -- hey, Donald, the state of New York, the attorney general there, they're watching you closely. Attorney generals in other states, they're watching you closely, so I am sure they are glad that you are looking back. It's good, it's more reciprocal, and that's fine. Yeah, you watch all you want to watch, and they are just going to keep watching."
Here’s why Wall Street has decided it’s fine with Democrats sweeping the election
President Donald Trump has tried to portray himself as an economic savior, and warned that Joe Biden winning the election would be a disaster for jobs and businesses.
But according to Politico, Wall Street executives don't agree. Many of them are now actively rooting for Democrats to sweep the 2020 election — because Republicans have failed to deliver crucial stimulus.
"Traders in recent weeks have been piling into bets that a 'blue wave' election, in which Democrats also seize the Senate, will produce an economy-juicing blast of fresh fiscal stimulus of $3 trillion or more that carries the U.S. past the coronavirus crisis and into a more normal environment for markets," reported Ben White. "Far from panicking at the prospect of a Biden win, Wall Street CEOs, traders and investment managers now mostly say they would be fine with a change in the White House that reduces the Trump noise, lowers the threat of further trade wars and ensures a continuation of the government spending they’ve seen in recent years."
Expert: Trump in a ‘dangerous’ battle with Bloomberg to win Texas for Biden
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg this week revealed that he's making a major last-minute ad blitz aimed at winning both Texas and Ohio for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
According to the New York Times, Bloomberg's Independence USA super PAC is "directing millions toward television advertising" in the two states in the hopes of swaying undecided voters into backing Biden instead of President Donald Trump.