To say that the hysteria surrounding the Donald Trump White House is unorthodox would undoubtedly be putting it lightly.
Trump, as unconventional a President as he has been, has been met with an equal but opposite amount of fervor from the left. They have amplified each other at times, pushing the limits of cacophony that one American can take.
The boisterous bickering has run its course, if you ask me.
But, as these voices have amplified, so have many of the voices on the very fringes of the political sphere. In the case of Donald Trump, this would be the fanatical base who subscribe to the Qanon conspiracy theory. This is the tall tale in which Trump and Robert Mueller are working together to take down an incredibly large ring of upper level democratic pedophiles.
I know this sounds like Scientology’s backstory, but trust me, this is really what these people think.
And that leads us to a curious photo posted to social media this week in which one of the leading “researchers” of the Qanon conspiracy theory is standing in the Oval Office with President Trump.
YouTube conspiracy theorist Lionel Lebron was in the White House for an event on Thursday, according to a video Lebron posted online. During the visit, Lebron and his wife posed for a smiling picture with Trump in the Oval Office.
Lebron claimed to have received a “special guided tour of the White House” before posing for pictures with Trump. In a video posted Friday, Lebron said he didn’t use the brief encounter with the president to ask Trump about QAnon or its slogan, “Where we go one, we go all.”
“I think we all know he knows about it,” Lebron said in the video, sipping from a coffee mug he claimed to have received as a gift at the White House.
Is this a nod to “Q” and his legion of followers? Or is it a “friend of a friend of a friend” situation where Lebron gets ushered in so deep under the radar that President never even looks him in the eye?
In either case, I think we can all agree that the tinfoil hats will be out in full effect tonight.