Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls QAnon followers 'gentle people waving American flags'. — Joshua Zitser, Business Insider Weekend News Reporter
Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls QAnon followers 'gentle people waving American flags'. — Joshua Zitser, Business Insider Weekend News Reporter
Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls QAnon followers 'gentle people waving American flags'
  • Tucker Carlson told his audience on Friday night that QAnon followers are "gentle people."
  • The conservative TV host also referred to them as "confused" but said they "like this country."
  • QAnon believers were involved in the deadly insurrection on January 6.
Speaking to the audience of his nightly political talk show, the conservative television host suggested that the right-wing conspiracy theory's adherents are harmless patriots.

The fringe group was designated as a "domestic terror threat" by the FBI in 2019.

"Do you ever notice," Carlson said. "How all the scary internet conspiracy theorists – the radical QAnon people – when you actually see them on camera or in jail cells, as a lot of them now are, are maybe kind of confused with the wrong ideas, but they're all kind of gentle people now waving American flags? They like this country."

Carlson's words came just a day after Washington DC police were put on high alert due to intelligence reports that far-right groups were planning to breach the US Capitol building once again.
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