By now you’re probably heard about the conspiracy theory “QAnon,” particularly after a Trump rally last month featured some very noticeable Q signs, shirts, etc. from the rallygoers.
Well, one QAnon conspiracy theorist actually got a photo with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office this week.
One of the leading promoters of the QAnon conspiracy theory, a Youtuber who goes by the name Lionel, was invited to the White House to meet Trump. pic.twitter.com/xKSGoEeObW
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) August 24, 2018
According to The Daily Beast, Lionel Lebron said he didn’t ask Trump directly about the issue, but believes Trump knows all about it already.
And White House officials didn’t really have a good answer for this:
All four White House officials the Beast did speak with about how Trump, the leader of the free world, ended up in a smiling photo op at the Resolute Desk with a prominent QAnon conspiracy theorist, pleaded ignorance about when this occurred, and why. Two of these West Wing officials audibly could not contain their laughter.
The Washington Post confirmed that White House officials had no idea how this happened:
Am told QAnon gentleman who posed with Trump behind Resolute Desk came into Oval with a larger group. No separate appointment with POTUS. But aides either don’t know or won’t say how he got in with larger group. Several seemed startled themselves tonight when question was posed.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 25, 2018