QAnon followers delighted in a bizarre online attack by former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany at President Joe Biden on Wednesday, positing on social media whether McEnany was trying to drop hints about Biden’s connection to the deranged conspiracy theory about a global child sex trafficking ring.
McEnany mocked President Biden for saying “everyone knows I like kids better than people” during Tuesday’s town hall event.
“Signing off with a final notable quote from Joe Biden during his town hall this evening: ‘Everyone knows I love kids better than people,'” McEnany tweeted alongside a “thinking face” emoji, which shows a face with a raised eyebrow to signify contemplation.
Some QAnon believers took McEnany’s dig to mean Biden was a part of the deranged conspiracy theory.
“What does Kayleigh know?” one QAnon influencer asked on a prominent pro-Trump message board, linking to McEnany’s tweet, while others drew unhinged conclusions about Biden and children.
“I’m just glad she is on our side,” one user responded to a post about McEnany’s tweet on a QAnon message board.
On Twitter, CNN’s Jake Tapper said he spoke to a former colleague of McEnany’s who claimed her attack on Biden was “100% meant to stir up the QAnon crowd.”
McEnany fired back at Tapper, claiming her tweet was meant to underscore “his horrific pro-choice, anti-child policies that have dehumanized life.”
She also called Biden’s joke “revealing” and “bizarre.” “Your source should put her name on the record if she claims to know the intent of my tweets,” McEnany went on.
“What a despicable thing to tweet,” lawyer and NBC contributor Katie S. Phang Tweeted. “Scary to think you’re a parent.”
“Talk about cancelled. you have no power here,” tweeted actor Rosanna Arquette. “Be gone before some one drops a house on you.”
Former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman, who left office in January after losing in a primary last year, slammed McEnany for fanning the flames of the conspiracy theory. “It will take massive and multiple doses of facts based digital antibiotics to cure Q sickness,” Riggleman said on twitter. “Kayleigh needed relevance and to increase her twitter and media interactions…Choosing to be relevant to the crazy and violent seems to be a moneymaker.”