President Trump on Wednesday offered encouragement to proponents of QAnon, a viral conspiracy theory that has gained a widespread following among people who believe the president is secretly battling a criminal band of sex traffickers, and suggested that its proponents were patriots upset with unrest in Democratic cities.
“I’ve heard these are people that love our country,” Mr. Trump said during a White House news conference ostensibly about the coronavirus. “So I don’t know really anything about it other than they do supposedly like me.”
We knew it was going to be an excruciatingly ugly campaign, but when it begins with a Qanon endorsement, you wonder just how low it will get, and how much more damage will occur.
And to think that only four years ago the scandal was a nothing burger over email. Hope all their finger pointing and condescending sneering over Hillary Clinton’s “poor judgment” was worth it to them.