Guthrie: Let me ask you about QAnon. It’s this idea that Democrats are a Satanic pedophile ring and that you’re the savior of that. Now, are you able to simply as soon as and for all state that that’s utterly not true and disavow QAnon in its entirety?
Guthrie: I simply instructed you.
Trump: You instructed me. However what you inform me does not essentially make it truth, I hate to say that. I do know nothing about it. I do know they’re very a lot towards pedophilia. They battle it very laborious, however I do know nothing about it. If you would like me to —
Guthrie: They imagine it’s a Satanic cult run by the ‘deep state.’
Trump: — research the topic. I will let you know what I do find out about: I find out about Antifa and I do know concerning the radical left. And I understand how violent they’re and the way vicious they’re. And I understand how they’re burning down cities run by Democrats, not run by Republicans.
Even by the embarrassingly low bar that Trump has set for himself, that is actually, actually, actually unhealthy. For lots of causes.
Let’s undergo them.
1) It’s completely not possible for Trump to “know nothing” about QAnon, a motion that believes, amongst different outlandish issues, that Trump is working to root out, spherical up and jail pedophiles and Devil-worshippers embedded throughout the highest ranges of the federal government. Not solely does Guthrie inform Trump — in exact phrases — what QAnon is true earlier than she asks him whether or not he’ll denounce the group, Trump has been requested repeatedly about QAnon up to now. And he has repeatedly dodged — or worse.
“Effectively, I do not know a lot concerning the motion apart from I perceive they like me very a lot, which I admire. However I do not know a lot concerning the motion. I’ve heard that it’s gaining in recognition and from what I hear it is — these are people who — they watch the streets of Portland — once they watch what occurred in New York Metropolis in simply the final six or seven months, however this was beginning even 4 years in the past once I got here right here. Virtually 4 years, are you able to imagine it?
“These are folks that do not like seeing what is going on on in locations like Portland, and locations like Chicago, and New York and different cities and states. And I’ve heard these are people who love our nation and so they simply don’t love seeing it.”
“Simply so that you perceive, I do not know something about David Duke, OK? I do not know something about what you are even speaking about with White supremacy or White supremacists. So I do not know. I do not know — did he endorse me, or what is going on on? As a result of I do know nothing about David Duke; I do know nothing about White supremacists.”
2) Trump, regardless of pledging to “know nothing” about QAnon, manages to reward their battle towards pedophilia. Pedophilia is, in fact, probably the most grievous crimes on the earth. (I, personally, would say it’s the worst.) Nobody helps pedophilia and everybody backs the battle towards it. However let’s be very clear about what QAnon thinks about pedophilia.
“QAnon is the umbrella time period for a sprawling set of web conspiracy theories that allege, falsely, that the world is run by a cabal of Devil-worshiping pedophiles who’re plotting towards Mr. Trump whereas working a world youngster sex-trafficking ring.
” … A lot of them additionally imagine that, along with molesting kids, members of this group kill and eat their victims with a purpose to extract a life-extending chemical from their blood.”
This isn’t, in fact, what being president is about. Not even shut. However at this level, nothing ought to be surprising.