“I said it’s a conspiracy theory, I don’t have time for it, I don’t know anything about it. And honestly, John, I get it. I mean, I get that the media, particularly CNN chases after shiny objects,” Pence said.
“This is not a shiny object,” Berman retorted. “The FBI considers this a dangerous group.”
Berman and Pence’s back-and-forth comes two days after Trump appeared to embrace QAnon supporters during a White House news briefing. Though he stopped short of accepting the theory itself, Trump said of its supporters: “I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand that they like me very much, which I appreciate.”
Pence rejected that those comments amounted to Trump embracing the movement, saying, “I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear anything. I heard the president talk about how he appreciates people that support him.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday she had never heard Trump talk about QAnon, propping it as a media obsession off the president’s radar.