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Politics NBC's Guthrie presses Trump on spreading conspiracy theory: You're not someone's 'crazy uncle' who can retweet whatever

04:15  16 october  2020
04:15  16 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Donald Trump refused to denounce QAnon – a rightwing conspiracy theory that the FBI believes is a potential domestic terror threat – during a NBC Asked by NBC host Savannah Guthrie if he would denounce the QAnon theory and “just say it’ s crazy and not true”, Trump responded: “I don’t know

President Trump told NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie on Thursday that he didn't know about the conspiracy theory QAnon, repeatedly pushing back on Guthrie ' s questioning about the issue. "Let me ask you about QAnon," Guthrie said during the town hall event on Thursday. "It is this theory that

NBC's Savannah Guthrie on Thursday pressed President Trump on his retweet of a post espousing a conspiracy theory about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, telling the president that he is not someone's "crazy uncle" that can retweet anything.

a group of people sitting on a stage: NBC's Guthrie presses Trump on spreading conspiracy theory: You're not someone's 'crazy uncle' who can retweet whatever © Getty Images NBC's Guthrie presses Trump on spreading conspiracy theory: You're not someone's 'crazy uncle' who can retweet whatever

"I know nothing about it," Trump said, of the false theory that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden orchestrated the death of a Navy SEAL to cover up the "fake death of bin Laden."

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Trump refused to condemn the bizarre QAnon theory during Thursday' s town hall on NBC with Savannah Guthrie and his reasoning -- he doesn't know anything about it. Ben Sasse has already ripped the theory as "nuts" and said real leaders call out conspiracy theories .

On Wednesday, NBC news announced that it would hold a town hall with Trump in Miami on Thursday night Joe Biden participated in an NBC News town hall last week, and he is holding another town hall with When asked if she believed the retailer was involved in a global pedophilia conspiracy , she

"That was an opinion of somebody. That was a retweet. I put it out there. People can decide for themselves," he continued.

"I don't get that. You're the president," Guthrie shot back. "You're not like someone's crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever."

"I do a lot of retweets, and frankly, because the media is so fake and so corrupt if I didn't have social media...I wouldn't be able to get the word out," Trump said.

The contentious exchange was one of many in Trump's town hall with the Today Show anchor and a number of Florida voters in Miami.

Trump and Biden were originally slated to take place in a town hall-style debate on Thursday. However, the debate was cancelled after Trump refused to agree to take part in a virtual debate.

The prime time network news appearance marked Trump's first since being diagnosed with coronavirus.

When Guthrie pressed Trump on whether he was tested during the day of the first presidential debate, Trump said he did not remember.

Retired Navy SEAL William McRaven says bin Laden conspiracy theory Trump boosted is as 'crazy' as denying the moon landing .
"By promoting this crazy conspiracy theory, you really disrespected those guys that went on the mission," McRaven said to CNN on Tuesday.Last Tuesday, Trump retweeted a post from a since-suspended account that was spreading a baseless QAnon conspiracy theory that bin Laden is still alive and that former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden staged his killing and possibly had SEAL Team 6 killed to cover it up.

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