In an election campaign, Trump apparently hopes for the support of the QAnon scene. During his speech, strange background music is played that is almost identical to the conspiracy theorists' theme song. The audience thanks him in an unusual way.
We are already familiar with a lot from Donald Trump's campaign appearances. But his last appearance caused a stir again. The ex-President of the United States delivered a speech on Saturday in Youngstown, Ohio, to support Republican nominee J.D. to support Vance in his election campaign. Dramatic music plays in the background as he rants about "fake news," Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which would never have happened had he been president, and Hunter Biden's laptop. The song is immediately familiar to political observers. The soundtrack played is strongly reminiscent of the anthem of the QAnon supporters, reports the "New York Times", among others.
The homage to the supporters of the conspiracy ideology did not go unnoticed by those present. Dozens of people in the audience raised their index fingers in response. It is then discussed online whether this is also a QAnon allusion. The finger could indicate the QAnon slogan "Where we go one, we go all". The song of the same name, abbreviated "Wwg1wga," sounded almost identical to Trump's music choice. The index finger could also mean "America First", Trump's motto.
In the meantime, Trump is increasingly openly relying on the conspiracy theorists of the QAnon scene to mobilize for his election. On his social media platform "Truth Social" he shared a photo of himself wearing a Q badge on his clothing, reports the US portal "AP News". The pin read, "The Storm is Coming." Among QAnon supporters, the "storm" is interpreted as Trump's ultimate victory and the arrest and possible execution of his political opponents.
Trump officials have officially denied any rapprochement with the fringe group. Instead, the instrumental track is the piece "Mirrors", which comes from a public music platform. Taylor Budowich, a spokesman for Trump, spoke of a "pathetic attempt to create controversy and divide America". The connection to the QAnon scene is fictitious.
On the fringes of the event, another statement by Trump caused a sensation. With one sentence he embarrassed J.D. Vance in front of the audience he had come to support. Vance, who has been heavily critical of Trump in the past, changed his mind as the campaign progressed. Trump therefore insisted on giving him a swipe: "J.D. kisses my butt, he wants my support so badly," said the former president, pointing to the Senate candidate. An embarrassment for Vance, judges the US broadcaster "CNN".