Related video: Trump campaign video appears to use QAnon theme song
Back in 2018, President Trump’s administration was a little more ambiguous over whether it supported QAnon – the baseless far-right conspiracy theory which claims the controversial Republican is at war with Satan-worshipping paedophiles in America’s elite.
As mentioned above, when he was active on Twitter, Mr Trump shared tweets from accounts supportive of the conspiracy, but now – over on his own social media platform Truth Social - the messages themselves are as clear as day in referencing QAnon slogans and lore.
On Tuesday this week, the businessman ‘ReTruthed’ an image of him complete with a ‘Q’ pin (‘Q’ is the anonymous ‘leader’ of the group), the initialism “Wwg1wga” and the catchphrase, “The storm is coming”.
\u201cTrump again going mask off with the QAnon stuff on TruthSocial today. He "retruthed" a photoshop of himself wearing a Q pin plus a couple of Q catchphrases from a Q account.\n\nTrump's not flirting with QAnon anymore, he's moving in.\u201d
\u201cAt Trump rally last night they introduced a new one arm salute to Trump. This is ACTUAL footage from his rally where Trump played music underneath what sounds like a prayer to the devil and the crowd responds with one armed salute to Trump. This is FASCISM on US soil.\u201d
Outlets have noted that the raised index finger to create a ‘one’ is a possible reference to the ‘one’ in the aforementioned “where we go one, we go all”.
Needless to say a prominent political figure – who continues to flirt with a 2024 presidential campaign – aligning more closely with a violent far-right conspiracy theory should horrify every single one of us.
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