When asked recently by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie to state his feelings about a popular conspiracy theory, President Trump gave an equivocal answer. “I know nothing about QAnon,” he said. “I do know they are very much against pedophilia. They fight it very hard.”
Trump’s response was widely criticized, not least because it gave a very one-sided impression of the theory in question and its proponents, whose delusions it seemed to encourage. I am not entirely sure what else he could have said. If reports like this one are any indication, QAnon is far more important to millions of the president’s supporters than, say, his party’s attitude toward marginal tax rates.