QAnon followers are excited because they falsely believe President Joe Biden has endorsed them.
Speaking at a wide ranging presidential town hall meeting, Biden slammed conspiracy theorists and said he had faith in the American people to disregard them, leading said conspiracy theorists to feel cheered for some reason.
Biden highlights the absurdity of QAnon: "The idea that the Democrats or Biden, [are] hiding people and sucking the… https://t.co/azH6B6UdEY— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1626914126
He said: “The idea that the Democrats or Biden, [are] hiding people and sucking the blood of children... now you may not like me and that’s your right... but the kinds of things that are being said of late, I think we are beginning to see some of the venom leak out of them.
“We’ve got to get beyond this ... this is not who we are.”
Despite this clearly not being the most ringing endorsement of conspiracy theorists, those associated with the QAnon movement – which believes primarily that Donald Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media – were happy with their shoutout.
Posting on Instagram, one person allegedly associated with the movement said: “I didn’t hear him deny it”.
Another said: “We won”.
A third questioned why Biden referred to himself in the third person, speculating that this meant something deep.
QAnon Instagram seems pretty stoked tonight, positing that Biden's town hall statement will redpill the masses (whi… https://t.co/CcXM9LhryK— Sara (@Sara) 1626918177
Speaking in the meeting in Ohio, Biden also urged the American public to get vaccinated and blamed misinformation in part spread by QAnon for creating vaccine hesitancy.
He also said that tech giants like Facebook were “killing people” by failing to combat this misinformation.
Nevertheless, conspiracy theorists seemed pleased to have got a look in. We suppose QAnon subscribe to the notion that all publicity is good publicity.