CNN Confronts QAnon Conspiracists at Trump Rally: ‘You Say Stuff That Doesn’t Mean Anything’
What is QAnon? Not even its strongest supporters really know.
CNN’s Gary Tuchman bravely took to a rainy parking lot in Wilkes-Barre, PA to interview the tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe Trump outside one of the president’s rallies.
The question on his mind: What is QAnon, which he posed to those waiting to enter the rally who touted signs and donned T-shirts with Qs on them.
In the main, it’s a right-wing fringe movement based around a string of nuts conspiracy theories, ranging from wacky tales about the Deep State to claims Tom Hanks is one of the leaders of an underground ring of Hollywood pedophiles.
“It’s a shift. I can feel it coming,” Trump supporter Timothy Rasmussen told Tuchman. “Some call it the great awakening.”
“‘QAnon’ is the people that believe in what Trump’s trying to do to change our country,” another supporter added.
Tuchman asked one woman why she thought QAnon was a person or persons with high security clearance in the federal government.
“Well, I’m just telling you, that’s what it appears to be,” she replied.
“So you don’t have any proof of that. You’re just guessing,” Tuchman said.
“And you don’t have any proof there isn’t,” she said.
Even more unsettling is this exchange between Tuchman and a QAnon disciple indicating his enmity towards the press:
SUPPORTER: “You guys are our enemy.”
TUCHMAN: “So you don’t believe in the First Amendment.”
SUPPORTER: “I totally believe in the First Amendment.”
TUCHMAN: “Well, you don’t. You just said the press is the enemy.”
SUPPORTER: “You guys are weaponized, you are totally weaponized by the CIA.”
TUCHMAN: “What does that even mean? You say stuff that doesn’t even mean anything.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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