After Donald Trump chose not to denounce the conspiracy theorist collective known as QAnon, instead bragging that its adherents apparently “like” him, he received widespread criticism from both sides of the political aisle.
In one condemnatory statement, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush wondered why Trump would not “kick [QAnon] supporters’ butts” instead of offer tacit support in his statement.
Bush described the group’s followers as “[n]ut jobs, [racists], [and] haters,” declaring that they “have no place in either party.”
Among other outlandish theories proliferated by the group is a narrative implicating high-ranking officials in an international child sex-trafficking conspiracy.