At the core of the QAnon conspiracy theory is that a “cabal” of lizard people wearing the skins of Democrats is involved in a global child sex trafficking ring that only Donald Trump can stop. Now the people who perpetuated the “Pizzagate” propaganda–the completely fabricated rumor that Hillary Clinton was doing her part to help the cabal by running her own trafficking ring from the basement of a pizza place–are defending Trump after the pilot who flew Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane testified during Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that he was absolutely a passenger.
Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr., who was Epstein’s pilot for nearly 30 years, said he flew Trump and other famous names between 1991 and 2019, the Associated Press reported.
Visoski’s testimony came during Maxwell’s trial for sex trafficking in New York. The British socialite has been accused of recruiting and grooming girls who were sexually abused by Epstein for at least 10 years. She has denied all the allegations. And while there has been no suggestion that Trump played any role in Epstein’s crimes and none of Maxwell’s accusers has made allegations about Trump in connection to her or Epstein, testimony revealed that one of Epstein’s victims said she was driven to Trump’s house when she was only 14.
Disturbing details in today’s Ghislaine Maxwell trial reveal that sex-trafficked victim, “Jane” was driven by Epstein to meet Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago at age 14.
This is the literal embodiment of every father’s nightmares.
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@HStarshot) December 1, 2021
“Jane” said Epstein drove her to Mar-a-Lago in a dark green car, according to Law & Crime. Footage released by NBC News in 2019 showed Trump and Epstein together at Mar-a-Lago in 1992. Trump’s attempted to distance himself from Epstein after his arrest in 2019, saying he “wasn’t a fan” and didn’t think he’d spoken to him in 15 years. After Trump’s name was mentioned in court, QAnon followers jumped to defend him on right-wing channels such as Telegram, Parler, and Gab.
Why is QAnon ignorin’ the fact Donald Trump flew to Epstein’s island multiple times?
Because the QAnon disinformation strategy was originally designed to counterbalance Trump’s serial sexual assault on women.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) December 1, 2021
Many QAnon followers said they believed there was an explanation as to why Trump would fly with Epstein and questioned Visoski’s testimony. One user posted, “So, the pilot in the Ghislaine Maxwell case has fingered Trump as being a passenger on Epstein’s Lolita Express.’Trump lied and is guilty’, leftist Twitter is gleefully exclaiming. They jump the shark. Again. I challenge you to find anywhere where Trump directly denies flying with Epstein. Instead? We can find a quote from Trump irritated at Epstein who is going to fly on the Trump plane. All this does is to get more leftists’ eyes on the trial and they will soon see who is really guilty. Remember that in any sting operation, one must needs get close to the target scum bag being set up.”
— Tanner Graf (@GoodAdviceGraf) November 30, 2021
The radical movement is now becoming fractured by frustration at the “lack of results” as well as infighting among its most prominent members. One pro-Trump figure associated with QAnon, attorney Lin Wood, has taken aim at another, disgraced former general Michael Flynn. Wood has released an audio recording that he claims is Flynn calling QAnon “total nonsense” and a “disinformation campaign created by the left,” even though he attended events organized by its followers.