Rep. Denver Riggleman blasted President Donald Trump for retweeting a “batshit crazy” QAnon conspiracy theory, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that it was an “insane” and “dangerous tweet.”
Tapper began the segment with the original tweet that the president had shared, which he described as “yet another baseless conspiracy theory” — a post by a QAnon supporter claiming that Obama had somehow faked the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, killing a body double for the terrorist leader instead and murdering the Navy SEALs to cover up the crime.
“It’s a dangerous tweet and that’s the kind of the things we cannot do,” said Riggleman, noting that the YouTube account linked in the tweet said that Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “should be hanged.”
“It’s a dangerous tweet and that’s the kind of things we cannot do,” GOP Rep. Denver Riggleman says on President Trump retweeting a false conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon about the Bin Laden raid. pic.twitter.com/T1OkkgGEb3
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) October 14, 2020