By now it should be abundantly clear to everyone — except, perhaps, ardent MAGA supporters — that former president Donald Trump will say anything, do anything, he thinks will benefit him personally or politically. That has included putting out traditional antisemitic tropes — even though one of his daughters, her husband, and their children are Jewish. The latest examples: Trump posted images of him wearing a QAnon lapel pin. Also, a song similar to a QAnon “anthem” was played at a Trump political rally. QAnon is a dangerous group of antisemitic conspiracy theorists (see the quotation below).
Quote: “If there is a single thread that links QAnon’s origins, its current state, and where the conspiracy theory is likely to go in the short-to-medium-term, it’s antisemitism. QAnon’s antisemitism has been most visible at two points: its beginnings — when it emerged from the swastika-studded fever swamp that is 4chan — and the present, when the most popular QAnon influencer, GhostEzra, is an open Nazi who praises Hitler, admires the Third Reich, and decries the supposedly treacherous nature of Jews.”
— Anti-Defamation League
Learn more about QAnon’s antisemitism from the Anti-Defamation League. ►
Read “Trump and a History of Presidential Antisemitism”(2019). ►
Read “Trump Embraces QAnon conspiracy because ‘they like me’ ” (2019) ►
Watch and read “Trump uses anti-Semitic tropes to again criticize Jewish Americans” [5:51] (2021). ►
Watch “Trump overtly embraces baseless QAnon conspiracy theories” [1:31] (2022). ►
Watch “Trump makes more overt reference to conspiracy group” [3:45] (2022). ►
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