Trump’s Allies Are Baffled by His Support of QAnon: Rolling Stone
- Some close to Trump are baffled as to why he’s suddenly leaning toward QAnon.
- Some sources suggested to Rolling Stone that Trump was courting among his supporters.
- Other sources told the outlet that Trump was amused by the QAnon memes and images he retweeted.
Allies of former President Donald Trump are baffled as to why he’s leaning more than ever to support QAnon — a movement dominated by conspiracy theories that baseless claims Trump is having a love affair with a Deep State Fight against pedophile groups.
Rolling Stones Talk to several people close to Trump, some of whom expressed confusion as to why the former president was suddenly so outspoken about promoting QAnon-related information.
New York Times Reports over the weekend said music that sounded like a QAnon song was played at a Trump rally in Youngstown, Ohio. During the rally, supporters of the former president were also seen pointing a finger to the sky in tribute, which experts said could be a nod to the movement’s slogan “Where we go, we all go”.
Asked about the former president’s apparent support for fringe groups, an unnamed Trump ally told Rolling Stone: “Fuck, if I knew.”
The outlet also spoke to others close to the former president, some of whom speculated that Trump was attracting the likes of his supporters.
“He said he thought some of their memes and images were ‘interesting,'” a source close to Trump told Rolling Stone. Trump also thought it was “hilarious” that the media was “so crazy” whenever the former president “touched Q shit,” the same source said.
Another Rolling Stone source, described as a former White House official, said Trump sometimes believes his QAnon-linked followers have “the right idea” about their hatred of the “deep state,” which is A term used in the movement to refer to shady, secretive networks and alliances that influence power at the highest levels of government.
“I don’t remember his exact words, but [Trump’s response] Sources told Rolling Stone: “Hollywood has a lot of bad guys and sick people” and “the liberal elite.”
A representative for the post-President Trump press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Following the Aug. 8 FBI raid on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump — previously Intrigued by the idea of QAnon – Has started to refer to the movement more strongly than before.
In August, Trump shared more than a dozen messages on his Truth Social account, some of which referenced QAnon and contained unfounded conspiracy theories about the FBI. other posts This month’s coverage of the Truth Society by the former president includes A reposted image of him wearing a “Q” lapel pinand the slogan of the movement.
Former FBI official Frank Figliuzzi said this week that Trump’s embrace of QAnon may have been “the final blow to a desperate man.” In an interview with Insider on Monday, Figliuzzi said Trump’s support for QAnon showed “increasing desperation” that could lead to violence within the movement.