At the first-ever American Priority Conference on Friday morning, Anthony Scaramucci — who served a brief stint as the Trump White House’s communications director — addressed a married couple from Virginia, telling them that the author of the fantastical Internet conspiracy theory QAnon has “been dead accurate about so many things,” adding: “When you find out who he is, you’re not going to believe it.”
American Priority, which brings together an impressive roster of right-wing social media agitators and Trump world notables at a Washington, D.C., hotel, was envisioned as a Trumpist answer to CPAC. In reality, the three-day conference, which convened on Thursday, has been rife with conspiracy theorists, logistical snafus and empty seats. It may also be the future of Republican politics.
The event’s speaker roster is a who’s who of nutbags: Laura Loomer, Jack Posobiec, Roger Stone, George Papadapoulos, Mike Cernovich, Pastor Mark Burns, and homocon hate group leader Scott Presler.
.@Scaramucci told a couple at a book signing this morning that the QAnon conspiracy theory was “dead accurate in so many ways.” It seems he did not know a reporter was standing nearby https://t.co/2XLHQpYdeP
— Ben Schreckinger (@SchreckReports) December 8, 2018
Wow…the Mooch confirming Qanon…not that it matters to us who already know Q is legit https://t.co/VFgypZHYNO
— libertyandjusticeforall (@Mark923to25) December 8, 2018