Donald Trump's recent open embrace of QAnon raises concern as group is tied to violence


Trump embrace of QAnon draws concern amid violence connected to group

The FBI has investigated QAnon for violence and domestic extremism for years, and warns its followers will likely “act as a catalyst” for future attacks — including against the U.S. government

  • Former President Donald Trump is now openly embracing the QAnon religious conspiracy group.
  • The FBI has long monitored the group and arrested many followers for violent crimes and attacks.
  • Experts say Trump’s support could galvanize the group’s followers to commit more violence.

WASHINGTON —In recent weeks, former President Donald Trump has openly embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory in his social media postings and at political rallies, even as the number of real-world violent episodes – including killings – associated with the group continue to grow. 

Trump’s Saturday rally in Youngstown, Ohio, raised concern when he spoke over a signature song tied to the group while his supporters raised their pointer fingers skyward in support.  

Help Terms of Service Privacy Policy Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy Our Ethical Principles Site Map

© 2022 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:


More like this

England fans split over three choices for next manager as they back Gareth Southgate sack

A quarter-final finish is possible, according to 31.1...

Queen was ‘baffled’ by ‘hands on’ parents Kate and William as royals 'refuse nanny'

Christine asked the royal expert about how the...

Germany sparks fury after 'luxury' move on gas price: 'Will do everything we can'

Europe's biggest economy is trying to cope with...

Man Utd ace David de Gea wants Erik ten Hag talks as United 'keep close tabs' on Jan Oblak

The 29-year-old, who has kept 176 clean sheets...