CNN has reached out to the Trump campaign, the vice president’s office and Caryn Borland for comment.
Followers of QAnon believe there is a “deep state” within the US government that is controlled by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles. According to the conspiracy, the cabal is largely run by Democratic politicians and liberal celebrities — and Trump is trying to take them down.
The movement has a violent underpinning: Followers of QAnon say they are preparing “digital soldiers” for an apocalyptic reckoning, when thousands of “deep state” pedophiles will be arrested and prosecuted at military courts at Guantanamo Bay. These trials will be followed by executions, they say.
The group has been labeled a potential domestic terrorist threat by the FBI.
However, President Donald Trump has offered an embrace of QAnon, praising its followers for supporting him and shrugging off its outlandish conspiracies.