Romney called Trump’s unwillingness to denounce the QAnon movement and its “absurd and dangerous” conspiracies as “alarming.”
Trump insisted to NBC moderator Savannah Guthrie that he knew “nothing about QAnon” — even though he has promoted QAnon conspiracy theories and months ago insisted supporters of the bizarre claims “” and “.”
Romney warned that Trump and others who support the “rabid fringes” threaten to unleash dangerous forces that will outstrip control.
“Rather than expel the rabid fringes and the extremes, they have coddled or adopted them, eagerly trading their principles for the hope of electoral victories,” Romney said in a statement he tweeted.
Trump ended up praising QAnon believers at the Thursday night town hall-style event