October 22, 2021

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Why Trump embracing QAnon is so dangerous

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Why Trump embracing QAnon is so dangerous

In mid-August, President Trump did something incredibly dangerous: he refused to disavow the fringe conspiracy group QAnon. In this latest episode of The Point, Chris Cillizza explains why Trump’s decision is so worrisome.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat
https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-documents-conspiracy-theories-terrorism-160000507.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Greene wants to be ‘worst nightmare’ of Democrats. She could also haunt Georgia GOP.
https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/greene-wants-to-be-worst-nightmare-of-democrats-she-could-also-haunt-georgia-gop/FEF7HTUPZ5HJ7LDT4YSZLL2MRU/

QAnon, the Crazy Pro-Trump Conspiracy, Melts Down Over OIG Report
https://www.thedailybeast.com/qanon-the-crazy-pro-trump-conspiracy-melts-down-over-oig-report

This is one of the most dangerous things Donald Trump has done as president
https://lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_1b1f2c546851be4fd78dfab93e9b42cf

In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/02/us/politics/trump-twitter-disinformation.html

Donald Trump stumbles on David Duke, KKK
https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/28/politics/donald-trump-white-supremacists/index.html

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I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

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The Point team: Leigh Munsil and Allison Gordon
Editor: Michelle Cho
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