A “Save America” .rally in Youngstown, Ohio, took a bizarre turn on Sept. 17 with MAGA supporters raising their hands in a cult-like praise of former President Trump who is being investigated by the FBI, noted The New York Times, Tom Nichols (writer for The Atlantic), retired four-star General Barry McCaffrey and former Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Donald Trump appeared to more fully embrace QAnon on Saturday, playing a song at a rally in Ohio that prompted attendees to respond with a salute in reference to the cultlike conspiracy theory's theme song. https://t.co/k9Ay94J26Y— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 18, 2022
This is deeply, deeply weird. It really is Jonestown-level stuff. These people are worshiping a real estate developer from Queens who can barely hold a thought in his head.— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 18, 2022
This is beyond un-American. It’s psychotic. https://t.co/VuZMVECCyP
I think Democrats should run clips of the weird culty shit that just happened at the Trump rally and ask: “Is this the party you want running the country?”— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) September 18, 2022
Trump is the best weapon Democrats have.
Astonishing Trump language. The crowd is similar to a Nuremberg rally 1936. A lawless Trump in office in 2024 election would slide us into autocracy and deny our Constitutional safeguards. This is our greatest danger as a nation since 1860. VOTE. https://t.co/XVGK0yYKdv— Barry R McCaffrey (@mccaffreyr3) September 18, 2022
Very scarily and tragically, this will only get worse… https://t.co/5VCsxN25gl— Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) September 18, 2022