President Donald Trump praises QAnon conspiracy theorists for supporting him

Fox News chyron: “Trump: QAnon People 'love our country'”

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Citation From the August 19, 2020, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I don't know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate. But I don't know much about the movement. I have heard that it is gaining in popularity, and from what I hear, it's -- these are people that, when they watch the streets of Portland, when they watch what happened in New York City in just the last six or seven months, this was starting even four years ago when I came here. Almost four years, can you believe it? These are people that don't like seeing what's going on in places like Portland, in places like Chicago and New York and other cities and states.

And I've heard these are people that love our country, and they just don't like seeing it. So, I don't know really anything about it other than they do supposedly like me, and they also would like to see problems in these areas, like, especially the areas that we're talking about go away.

Because there's no reason the Democrats can't run a city, and if they can't, we will send in all of the federal, whether it's troops or law enforcement, whatever they'd like. We'll send them in, we'll straighten out their problem in 24 hours or less.