Trump supporters wearing QAnon T-shirts appeared at a Florida rally on Tuesday. NPR’s Don Gonyea unpacks the QAnon conspiracy theory with journalist Alex Goldman of the Reply All podcast. DON GONYEA, HOST: If you saw TV coverage of President Trump’s rally this week in Florida, you may have noticed some people in the crowd wearing T-shirts and carrying signs with the message, we are Q. That letter signified allegiance to QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy theory about the president supposedly battling a cabal of liberal elites. One of the people who’s been following the QAnon phenomenon is Alex Goldman, host of “Reply All,” a podcast about the Internet. And Alex Goldman joins me now to help us understand what this represents. Welcome, sir. ALEX GOLDMAN: Thank you for having me. GONYEA: So, first, what or who is QAnon? And what do QAnon’s followers believe? GOLDMAN: Q is a person who started posting on the website Fortune last fall and had posted mostly in rhetorical questions about current events. And, through those rhetorical questions, people who were following their posts started to develop something of a worldview. And the biggest belief that that worldview turns on is that the Mueller investigation is not, in fact, a investigation in
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