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Reading: Trump is compared to Nero in a meme of him fiddling, while using QAnon slogan – The Washington Post

From Trump is compared to Nero in a meme of him fiddling, while using QAnon slogan – The Washington Post

You think it’s a slip of Trump’s ignorance-

The image reminiscent of Nero trended on Twitter into early Monday, and only intensified when people learned that the president played golf at his club in West Palm Beach, Fla., with members of the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

“It means Rome is burning and you’re fiddling around a golf course, Nero,” replied Walter Shaub, a Trump critic and former director of the Office of Government Ethics.

Until you realize it’s much darker than that. He’s retweeting QAnon.

The Sunday night tweet is the latest example of the president sharing content linked to the sprawling conspiracy theory. In March 2019, Trump retweeted a QAnon conspiracy theorist, via comedian Larry the Cable Guy, to slam the Transportation Security Administration. Last July, he promoted two Twitter accounts linked to the conspiracy theory while talking about election security and accusing the Democrats of voter fraud.

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