Trump openly embraces, amplifies QAnon conspiracy theories
After winking at QAnon for years, Donald Trump is overtly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory,
even as the number of frightening real-world events linked to it grows.
On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the Republican former president reposted an image of himself wearing a Q lapel pin
overlaid with the words “The Storm is Coming." In QAnon lore, the “storm” refers to Trump's final victory, when supposedly he will
regain power and his opponents will be tried, and potentially executed, on live television.
As Trump contemplates another run for the presidency and has become increasingly assertive in the Republican primary process
during the midterm elections, his actions show that far from distancing himself from the political fringe, he is welcoming it.
He's published dozens of recent Q-related posts, in contrast to 2020, when he claimed that while he didn't know
much about QAnon, he couldn't disprove its conspiracy theory.