On July 24, Fox News contributor Lara Trump interviewed QAnon supporter Tito Ortiz on her streaming show, The Right View with Lara Trump. The interview aired on YouTube (on the account of pro-Trump propaganda outlet Right Side Broadcasting), Facebook, and Rumble.
During the interview, Ortiz referenced conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, claiming that vote was “stolen.” Trump agreed, saying she could do an entire show about it.
They also discussed training for fights, homeschooling children (Trump mentioned “critical race theory,” which Ortiz agreed was a problem), Ortiz’ stint on The Celebrity Apprentice, and how they both believe the left is willing to do vague but incredibly nefarious things to their families.
Ortiz is a known QAnon supporter; weeks ago he resigned from his position on the Huntington Beach City Council, citing “corruption” in the chamber and attacks from the “liberal left wing media.” Ortiz has reportedly sold QAnon-themed merchandise, posted explicit QAnon hashtags on his Facebook page, pushed the conspiracy theory on his Parler page, falsely claimed antifa was responsible for the attack on the Capitol building on January 6, and referred to himself as The Storm, another QAnon-linked phrase. The Guardian quoted Ortiz as pushing explicit misinformation about the pandemic and the 2020 presidential election; the outlet also previously reported that he called George Floyd’s murder a false flag and a political stunt. This is not simply someone who used the wrong hashtag once.
This is also not Lara Trump’s first dalliance with a QAnon conspiracy theorist. In July 2020, she hosted QAnon and Plandemic conspiracy theorist and former Fox Nation host Isaiah Washington on her show for the Trump campaign. She also shared a video created by a QAnon conspiracy theorist in February 2020.