Jeb! Bush even weighs in as Trump just praised QAnon for the first time: GOP becomes GQP

“The circus of it all, the meanness, the lies, the conspiracy theories…”

Apparently GW Bush isn’t appearing at the GOP RNC event next week, so Jeb! decided to draw a line at least in terms of what might be left for the GOP.

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Matthew Gertz @MattGertz “With Trump effectively endorsing QAnon the situation will likely spiral quickly as his allies find reasons not to care about the president endorsing a domestic terror movement. Here’s how Fox et al will likely react: https://mediamatters.org/qanon-conspiracy-theory/fox-news-dangerous-dance-qanon

Why it matters: QAnon is a sprawling internet conspiracy theory that baselessly alleges that a powerful cabal of sex traffickers within the “deep state” is engaged in a global fight to take down Trump. The FBI identified fringe conspiracy theories, like QAnon, as domestic terrorist threats in 2019.

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal supporter of QAnon, won the Republican nomination in Georgia’s deep-red 14th Congressional District runoff last week. Trump tweeted his congratulations and called her a “future Republican Star.”
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is one of the few Republicans who have demanded that GOP leaders condemn QAnon now that it has entered the mainstream, with Greene poised to be elected to Congress in November.

What he’s saying: “I don’t know much about the movement, other than I understand they like me very much. Which I appreciate. But I don’t know much about the movement,” Trump said.

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