Supporters of the baseless conspiracy theory QAnon have claimed that the White House’s celebrations for St Patrick’s Day on Wednesday were a secret message for the movement.
The White House turned its fountains green and was lit up with green lights to celebrate Ireland, but QAnon conspiracists – who support an unfounded theory that former US president Donald Trump is at war with Satan-worshipping paedophiles in America’s elite – believe it was in fact a ‘go’ signal.
The American magazine Newsweek reports that one supporter wrote on Telegram: “Look what I just found. St Patrick’s day ‘coincidence’? Hmmm?”
Another pointed out that Trump Winery, owned by the politician, was running a promotion which saw customers offered a 17 percent discount on bottles, taking place on the same day that is “associated with the colour green”.
Despite green in fact being associated with Ireland and St Patrick’s Day, which takes place on 17 March, QAnon supporters also claimed the timing was connected to Q – the movement’s leader – as ‘Q’ is the 17th letter of the alphabet.
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