QAnon Followers Frustrated After Donald Trump Admits Receiving COVID Booster
On Tuesday morning it appeared Donald Trump had gone on a full QAnon ranting spree on Truth Social by seemingly re-posting a theory to his page but it turns out it was just a glitch in the social platform's interface.
The meme of Trump featured a drawing-like depiction of him with the caption, "The deep state whispered to president Trump "you cannot withstand the storm".... the president whispered back "I am the storm".
Right above the meme was a screenshot from 4chan, an anonymous posting platform popular with the far-right, where a person shared a conspiracy theory from 2017.
Because of Truth Social's interface, Trump's reposting of the meme also included the chain of previous posts making it appear he had shared a QAnon theory.
On Twitter, Politico reporter Kyle Cheney posted a series of Trump's posts that made it seem like he had gone on the QAnon sharing spree.
"Trump is spending his morning Truth Social directly posting 4chan and Q messages," Cheney wrote.
\u201cTrump is spending his morning on Truth Social directly posting 4chan and Q messages, a day after calling to be reinstated as president. He\u2019s doing explicitly what he used to try to shade or use coded language for.\u201d
Later on, several people pointed out that Truth Social's interface made it appear as though the former president directly reposted the 4chan QAnon theories, but he had not.
\u201cI don\u2019t mean to be a downer but I keep seeing people saying that Trump directly RTed post 11 today. It\u2019s close, but he did not- he RTed a meme that was in response to it. See pic. \n\nThat being said, that meme he RTed was a banger \ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\ud83d\udd25\u201d
Since the January 6th hearings began, the House Select Committee has provided evidence indicating QAnon, and other far right groups, worked closely to promote Trump's conspiracy that he won the 2020 election - tying the groups and Trump even closer.
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