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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:36 PM

From QAnon to dictators, Trump embraces those who embrace him back

The question from NBC’s Savannah Guthrie should have been an easy one.

Would President Trump denounce QAnon, the broad and outlandish conspiracy theory that, as she put it, argues that “Democrats are a satanic pedophile ring, and that you are the savior of that”?

“Can you just once and for all state that that is completely not true?” Guthrie asked Trump on Thursday night during an hour-long NBC town hall.

But Trump could not quite bring himself to denounce the group.

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Denouncing white supremacy and groups like QAnon, which the FBI has deemed a domestic terrorism threat, used to be considered Politics 101 — akin to kissing babies and posing with the butter cow at the Iowa State Fair. But since announcing himself as a presidential candidate more than five years ago, Trump has struggled to condemn everyone from white supremacists to dictators and global strongmen.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-election-conspiracy-theory-republicans/2020/10/16/a056e97c-0fc4-11eb-b1e8-16b59b92b36d_story.html

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:41 PM

1. Illinois has a butter cow, too.

And we are a blue state.

Of course, there was no State Fair this year.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:42 PM

2. This. The ONLY criteria that Trump uses to decide if someone is a 'fine person' or 'nasty'

is whether or not they praise and flatter him.

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