Trump’s QAnon membership sparks concern amid group-linked violence

Trump’s QAnon membership sparks concern amid group-linked violence

The FBI has investigated QAnon for domestic violence and extremism for years, and warns his supporters will ‘likely act as a catalyst’ for future attacks – including on the US government

  • Former President Donald Trump is now openly embracing religious conspiracy group QAnon.
  • The FBI has long monitored the group and has arrested numerous supporters for violent crimes and assaults.
  • Experts say Trump’s support could galvanize the group’s supporters to commit more violence.

WASHINGTON — In recent weeks, former President Donald Trump has openly embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory in its social media posts and at political rallies, even as the number of actual violent episodes – including murders – associated with the group continues to rise.

Trump’s Saturday rally in Youngstown, Ohio sparked concern when he spoke about a signature song linked to the group as his supporters raised their pointers skyward in a show of support.

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