Marjorie Taylor Greene: America First Aug 22, 2020 18:48:18 GMT
Post by Admin on Aug 22, 2020 18:48:18 GMT
Trump supporters displaying QAnon posters appeared at President Donald J. Trumps Make America Great Again rally Thomas O'Neill/NurPhoto
President Trump crossed a new line Wednesday — one that until recently no one knew existed — when he offered praise from the White House briefing room for the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, which the FBI has labeled a potential domestic terrorism threat. QAnon followers "like me very much" and "love America," the president told reporters, before affirming the group's core belief that he is in fact "saving the world" from the "radical left."
NBC News correspondent Shannon Pettypiece kicked off the discussion, asking, "Can you talk about what you think about [QAnon] and what you have to say to people who are following this movement right now?"
"I don't know much about the movement, other than I understand they like me very much. Which I appreciate. But I don't know much about the movement," Trump said. He then connected the values of the group to one of his own campaign themes — law and order.
"I have heard that it is gaining in popularity, and from what I hear ... these are people that don't like seeing what's going on in places like Portland, and places like Chicago and New York and other cities and states," the president said.
"I've heard these are people that love our country and they just don't like seeing it," he added. "So I don't know really anything about it other than they do supposedly like me. And they also would like to see problems in these areas, like especially the areas that we're talking about, go away."
Trump then vowed he would send in "troops or law enforcement or whatever they would like" to cities to help "straighten out their problems."