The FBI has investigated QAnon for years for violence and domestic extremism and has warned that its followers will likely “act as a catalyst” for future attacks, including against the US government.
- Former President Donald Trump is now publicly embracing the religious conspiracy group QAnon.
- The FBI has long monitored the group and arrested many followers for violent crimes and assaults.
- Experts say Trump’s support could fuel further violence among the group’s followers.
WASHINGTON — In recent weeks, former President Donald Trump has publicly embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory In its social media postings and political rallies, even the number of real-world violent episodes — including murders — involving the group continues to rise.
Trump’s Saturday rally in Youngstown, Ohio, sparked concern when he spoke about a signature song tied to the group as his supporters raised their index fingers to the sky in support.