President Donald Trump’s campaign banned supporters at a North Carolina rally from wearing clothing promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory on Wednesday.As Trump supporters entered the president’s campaign rally in Gastonia, North Carolina, they were greeted by a man apparently working for the campaign, who warned them that “QAnon attire” was among the list of items prohibited at the event, according to a short video appearing online.”No signs, no e-cigarettes, no vapes,” the man says in the video. “No pocket knives, no clothing with any obscenities, no QAnon attire.”The video does not show attendees reacting to the announcement in any significant visible way. A woman attending the rally told NBC News that she was “denied entry because she was both wearing a QAnon shirt and smoking a cigarette” but it is not clear if the policy resulted in any other people being turned away.Newsweek subscription offers >The evidence-free QAnon theory has been gaining in popularity among Trump supporters since it first emerged in 2017. Adherents have frequently been seen outside Trump events espousing the conspiracy while carrying signs or wearing clothing promoting it.Newsweek subscription offers >QAnon baselessly claims that leading Democrats and Hollywood “elites” control child sex trafficking rings, while sometimes… Read full this story
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