Pence tweets - then deletes - photo of 'courageous' cop wearing far right QAnon conspiracy theory logo
Vice President Mike Pence posted photos of himself posing with "courageous" Florida law enforcement officers Friday afternoon. One of the officers, from the Broward County Sheriff's Office SWAT team, is proudly wearing a #QAnon patch on his uniform:
The offending photo was quickly deleted (above screenshot via Archive.org), but not before Right Wing Watch's Jared Holt, the first to notice, posted this tweet:
Today, Mike Pence posted a photo on Twitter with a Flordia law enforcement officer wearing a QAnon patch for sale on Amazon pic.twitter.com/vnOkk1l5Ee— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) November 30, 2018
The Miami New Times, which also reported on Pence's #QAnon photo, calls the far right wing extremist #QAnon conspiracy theory "painfully stupid," and "batshit-insane."
They explain that #QAnon is a "4Chan-based conspiracy theory that claims Donald Trump is secretly fighting a war with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to capture a secret, elite pedophile ring that includes prominent celebrities and Democratic politicians, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The theory seems to have come from a group of online con-artists, according to one NBC News investigation."
Others weighed in:
The Vice President tweeted an image of a man wearing QAnon merch. Not from Pence's personal account, mind you. Fr… https://t.co/bC60InMU3q— Travis View (@Travis View)1543617367.0