President Donald Trump refused to disavow the QAnon conspiracy theory during his daily coronavirus briefing.
The president congratulated Marjorie Taylor Greene, who believes in that right-wing conspiracy theory and others, and he defended his tweeted praise after she won her Georgia Republican congressional primary.
“She did very well in the election, she won by a lot,” Trump told reporters. “She was very popular. She comes from a great state, and she had a tremendous victory, so absolutely I did congratulate her.”
The reporter followed up on that question by asking Trump if he believes the conspiracy theory, which claims he’s working to uncover a global pedophile ring run by Hollywood and Democratic elites, but Trump ignored the question and called on another reporter.
Trump refuses to comment on the QAnon conspiracy theory and congratulates QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene on her recent primary victory in Georgia. pic.twitter.com/1uRTNtA3Wd
— The Recount (@therecount) August 14, 2020