WASHINGTON - Former President Donald Trump promoted a series of posts on his social media platform on Friday about the QAnon conspiracy theory.
One video clip that has more than 4 million followers on his Truth Social account has an image showing a giant Q over his face and text that reads Information Warfare. The video contains meme-like images of Trump with graphics.
It's another example of the past president's overt promotion of QAnon — a movement that embraces the conspiracy theory that Trump is secretly fighting against evil forces connected to the Democratic Party.
I won. One post says Trump pointed at the camera, falsely pointing out that he won't be in the 2020 presidential election.
In one slide, it states that America comes first and not illegals and not foreign workers, under a Trump presidency. Another image says that the Democrats cheated in 2020 and never forget, and that's how the real insurrection is. The montage says that people should prepare for a storm and then displays a graphic showing the U.S. Capitol: It's going to be biblical. Many of those arrested in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol were QAnon followers.
He promoted on Truth Social two other posts included explicit religious connotations - including one that stated: I believe God can do it through him. There was another post with a meme of Jesus and the words: Jesus is the greatest. President RealdonaldTrump is the second greatest. Trump has previously posted and reposted QAnon-related material, but it's now becoming a consistent embrace for him.
The conspiracy theory of QAnon was built around Q, an anonymous account that posts periodically on 8 kun, often with a vague or symbolic language that is then interpreted by followers. The account claims to document a secret battle waged by Trump against the Democratic Party, which supporters of the theory contend is run by satanic, child-eating cannibals who run a pedophile ring filled with celebrities and political elites who have been covertly running the United States government for decades. None of the posts of concrete predictions have come to fruition.