Media Matters' Alex Kaplan joins The Listening Post to explain the significance of Trump using a QAnon-connected song at a rally

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Citation From the September 24, 2022, edition of Al Jazeera's The Listening Post

NARRATOR: Trump took it a step further at a rally in Ohio. The soundtrack playing beneath part of his speech is a song called Where we go one, we go all.


That phrase, known by its acronym WWG1WGA, serves as a mantra to QAnon's followers. True to form, Trump's spokesman denied the obvious link, but if it wasn't that song that was playing, why would so many in the crowd seem to recognize it and raise one finger in response, in what many have concluded is some kind of QAnon salute?

ALEX KAPLAN (MEDIA MATTERS): Trump's team has claimed that the song used was a song called Mirrors.


We have checked and Mirrors and WWG1WGA are the same. They're the same song. We've confirmed that through a program we used. They're the same song. After we reported the song was the same, they've continued to use it.

KURT EICHENWALD (JOURNALIST): People who were in that audience knew exactly what was going on. Even if Trump didn't. And that's what is so scary here is that Trump is reacting to things where he sees people praising him, which is really at the foundation of this man's cracked ego. Because they are almost religiously dedicated to him and he doesn't recognize that he's getting deeper and deeper into QAnon. At worst, he does recognize it and he's part of it.