In his most recent press conference, President Donald Trump was given the explicit opportunity to disavow the QAnon conspiracy theory, and refused. Even after being told by a reporter that QAnon supporters believe he is undertaking a secret operation to save the world from a ring of Satanic flesh-eating pedophiles, Trump said, "Is that supposed to be a bad thing? … If I can save the world from problems, I’ll do it."
On Thursday, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) sharply pushed back, warning that Trump's wink to conspiracy theorists is recklessly irresponsible — and could spell electoral doom for the Republican Party.
.@BenSasse on Trump’s remarks on Q-Anon yesterday: “Q-Anon is nuts — and real leaders call conspiracy theories con… https://t.co/4NFq6iEfIv— Seung Min Kim (@Seung Min Kim)1597923483.0