A new Trump campaign ad features two QAnon signs held up by supporters at his rallies.
The ad shows a “Women for Trump” sign where the O’s have been changed to Q’s and a “Keep America Great” sign with a large “Q” taped to the top corner.
The video has since been removed from the campaign’s YouTube page after racking up thousands of views.
“The inclusion of the signs in the campaign video could be entirely accidental, as Trump rallies have become prominent gathering spots for believers in the QAnon conspiracy, making it harder to grab footage from the rallies that do not include such images,” wrote The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer. “At a Trump rally last week, for example, a warm-up speaker recited a QAnon slogan during his speech. But the campaign video will, nevertheless, be likely interpreted by the Q community as a cryptic acknowledgement by Trump that their beliefs are real."
FBI warns QAnon poses domestic terror threat:
The video comes just weeks after the FBI’s Phoenix field office issued a memo warning of “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists” and specifically cited QAnon and Pizzagate.
The memo described QAnon as a conspiracy theory in which a person who claims to be a top-level government official who goes by “Q” posts “classified information online to reveal a covert effort, led by President Trump, to dismantle a conspiracy involving ‘deep state’ actors and global elites allegedly engaged in an international child sex trafficking ring.”
“The FBI assesses these conspiracy theories very likely will emerge, spread, and evolve in the modern information marketplace, occasionally driving both groups and individual extremists to carry out criminal or violent acts,” the memo said.