Trump Promotes Conspiracy Theory That Obama Staged Bin Laden’s Killing
President Donald Trump on Tuesday retweeted a baseless conspiracy theory pushed by QAnon supporters alleging that the Obama administration covered a plot to stage the death of Osama bin Laden, according to Forbes.
On Tuesday afternoon, Trump retweeted an article from an account with a history of promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory alleging “Biden and Obama may have had Seal Team 6 killed” and that Bin Laden may still be alive.
The tweet linked to an article written by an author, Kari Donovan, who identifies as an “ex-Community Organizer” who is now “a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina” while the QAnon account who pushed the link, “Oscar the Midnight Rider 1111,” appears to have been banned from Twitter after Trump retweeted the message (the tweet is missing from Trump’s account and clicking on the user returns a message of “This Tweet is from a suspended account.”)
The president made a similar move later on Tuesday night, retweeting another QAnon account that shared “a video in which Nick Noe, identified by the Daily Beast as a ‘conservative personality’ and ‘father of a former Navy SEAL who died in Benghazi,’ claims Hillary Clinton and Biden colluded with Iran to arrange for Bin Laden to be transferred to Pakistan for ‘Obama's trophy kill...right before his re-election.’”