The Insider reports:
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday spoke at a rally for Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance while a QAnon song played dramatically in the background, and his supporters raised their fingers in an unusual salute. In recent weeks, Trump has amplified QAnon talking points on his social media, but Saturday night’s spectacle in Youngstown, Ohio, was perhaps the clearest sign yet that he’s now openly embracing the baseless conspiracy theory.
An unusual finger salute, which saw attendees of the Youngstown rally raise their fingers to the sky, is also being described by experts on the conspiracy theory as a potential nod to QAnon. On Tuesday, he reposted an image on Truth Social of himself wearing a Q pin on his jacket with an overlay of the words “The Storm is Coming.” In QAnon mythology, the “storm” refers to a day of violent retribution when Trump’s enemies will face televised mass executions.
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— Arrest Trump (@DumpTrump_45) September 18, 2022
this is one of the most bizarre things I’ve seen at a Trump rally. All it is missing is passing around Kool-Aid right after. pic.twitter.com/BmPOztb7kA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2022
— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) September 18, 2022
Mostly the floor, from what I saw on @atrupar videos. That arena was barely half full, I’ve been there for other things. Also it certainly wasn’t full of Ohioans. Real Ohioans know the chant and they were all confused. pic.twitter.com/UavKxolDmO
— ?Knaughty? (@Knaughty3) September 18, 2022
Tom @RadioFreeTom: It’s worse than that. He is using the QAnon theme song, which is why they are holding up their index fingers (their salute for their motto “Where we go one, we go all.”) These people are violent and insane. We have crossed into a new level of danger. https://t.co/QOTJfdGMQ6
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 18, 2022