Newsmax promotes pro-Trump business owner pushing QAnon conspiracy theories

Business owner Jay Johnson brags about his Trump flag with QAnon references and also suggests Trump won the 2020 election

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Citation From the May 3, 2021, edition of Newsmax's Rob Schmitt Tonight

ROB SCHMITT (HOST): Last month, we spoke to a Minnesota business owner who refused to take down a massive, massive Trump 2020 flag that violated his city's ordinance. Jay Johnson is facing increased fines and says not even jail time can stop him from flying this huge flag over his construction business. Just this weekend, he doubled down, put up an even bigger flag. This one is 40 by 60. It is 900 square feet bigger than his previous flag. So this thing's like 3,600 square feet. It is huge. The size of the footprint of a house. He's also flying it proudly in the small city of Buffalo, Minnesota, which is, I guess, is technically a blue state which makes it even funnier. Jay Johnson joins us now. Jay, great to have you back. Thanks for coming on.


SCHMITT: So it's a bigger flag, slightly different than the last one. It has the names Trump and JFK Jr. on it, is that right? With the slogan “where we go one we go all." Explain this flag.

JAY JOHNSON (GUEST): Well, Trump, to me, is the lone ranger and the lone ranger needs a guy by his side, and that's JFK. And, so, I decided to put it up and leave the people -- think about what's going on.

SCHMITT: Sure, I mean, where do you, how do you bring JFK into this? Explain that a little bit to me.

JOHNSON: Well, JFK and Donald Trump were friends. And, I don't know if you know this, but Donald Trump is president and Donald Trump needs a vice president. So when the time was right, I bring him out. And he's your new vice president.

SCHMITT: There you go, all right. 

QAnon adherents have repeatedly pushed conspiracy theories about John F. Kennedy Jr. being alive; “where we go one we go all” is also an infamous QAnon phrase. Rob Schmitt interviewed Johnson regarding his previous pro-Trump flag on April 12