Fox Panel Hammers Trump for Praising QAnon: ‘Big Mistake’

Bret Baier waited until the final few minutes of his evening Fox News show on Wednesday to bring up President Trump’s praise for a group of conspiracy theorists whom the FBI has labeled a domestic terror threat.

“These are people that love our country,” Trump said of QAnon during his latest press briefing. Asked about the movement’s delusional belief that it’s “secretly saving the world from this satanic cult of pedophiles and cannibals,” the president answered, “Well, I haven’t heard that. But is that supposed to be a bad thing or a good thing? You know, if I can help save the world from problems, I’m willing to do it. I’m willing to put myself out there. And we are, actually.”

As Baier put it to his Fox News panel, QAnon “among other things, believe that the president is secretly fighting a cabal of child sex predators including prominent Democrats.” He apparently didn’t feel the need to point out that those beliefs are baseless—nor did he mention any of the violent acts its adherents have committed—before asking, “Do you think he answered that well?” 

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