Eric Trump Promotes QAnon Conspiracy Theory and People Have Questions
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to promote some pretty questionable accounts online, including retweeting prominent QAnon supporters and numerous QAnon-related messages. And now it seems his son Eric has picked up that gauntlet, posting on Instagram Saturday, thus “providing a massive platform” for the right-wing conspiracy theory to his 1.5 million followers over a two-hour period, Forbes reports.
The now-infamous QAnon conspiracy theory holds that the world’s governments are controlled by a shady cabal of pedophiles that will someday be brought to justice by Trump, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reports. And the FBI has designated followers of this weird theory as “conspiracy-driven domestic terrorists.”
While Eric Trump has never publicly endorsed the theory, and it isn’t clear if he was attempting to lend credence to QAnon in his Instagram post, he included the letter “Q” which is the symbol for the conspiracy theory. A picture of the American Flag and the message “Who’s ready for the Trump rally tonight?”
But that’s not all. A slogan that’s popular with QAnon followers ” Where We Go One, We Go All” appeared as an acronym at the bottom of the photo. I’ve included a tweet featuring the post below.
Of course, Eric Trump was trying to drum up support for his father’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the first rally Donald Trump has held since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, by wrapping it up with a shout:
“TULSA OKLAHOMA HERE WE COME!!!”
But was already plenty of controversy well ahead of the rally thanks to Trump’s warning that he would crackdown on “any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters, or lowlifes” if they showed up at the rally.
QAnon theorists don’t just have weird about world governments and pedophiles. Some also contend that Dr. Anthony Fauci is a “deep-state actor,” and that the coronavirus is a hoax. Central to the theory is the idea that there is a New World Order that’s backed by a worldwide cabal that’s made up of sex-traffickers, celebrities, and prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and George Soros.
The scarier aspect of this is there are 51 candidates running for Congress who support this nonsense, espousing QAnon theories.
If that doesn’t keep you awake at night then what does?
The president’s middle son, a main campaign surrogate, posting a QAnon message on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/bT11puXuDs
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 20, 2020