Trump embrace of QAnon spurs fears of violence in midterms

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Trump embrace of QAnon spurs fears of violence in midterms

Trump’s embrace of QAnon, including resharing QAnon conspiracy accounts to his social media followers, risks eroding trust in American democracy and, potentially, fostering violence, experts say.

  • Former President Donald Trump is actively sharing QAnon content to followers on Truth Social.
  • Experts said QAnon has morphed in recent years into election denialism.
  • Trump’s embrace of QAnon could lead to violence against local election leaders before the midterms, experts say.

At a rally in Youngstown, Ohio this month for GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance, dozens of supporters of Donald Trump held up an index finger in salute as the former president spoke. 

Music played in the background, a song called “Wwg1wga” — an abbreviation for “Where we go one, we go all,” the slogan for the QAnon conspiracy theory, which demonizes Democrats.

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