For much of Donald Trump’s time in politics, there has been a clandestine and concurrent story following alongside, being carried downstream by the conspiracy underground.
I’m talking, of course, about the QAnon phenomenon, in which an unknown online forum user known as “Q Clearance Patriot”, (or “Q” for short), has been issuing riddle-like posts meant to serve as a guide to an alleged covert war between Trump and the Deep State.
The posts have gained thousands upon thousands of followers, and carry an undeniable weight within the American political ecosystem.
Now, as the DOJ continues to demean and defame The Don, Trump is issuing a number of major statements aimed Q’s way.
On Tuesday, using his Truth Social platform, the Republican former president reposted an image of himself wearing a Q lapel pin overlaid with the words “The Storm is Coming.” In QAnon lore, the “storm” refers to Trump’s final victory, when supposedly he will regain power and his opponents will be tried, and potentially executed, on live television.
The trend has been ongoing for a while.
Earlier this month, Trump chose a QAnon song to close out a rally in Pennsylvania. The same song appears in one of his recent campaign videos and is titled “WWG1WGA,” an acronym used as a rallying cry for Q adherents that stands for “Where we go one, we go all.”
Q had been dormant online for months up until several weeks ago, when the mysterious poster returned to drop another of their signature “drops”.