As we noted yesterday, Jerome Corsi, a right-wing “journalist” for the conspiracy theory website Infowars, has recently dedicated himself to covering “The Storm,” the right-wing conspiracy theory that asserts that President Trump is secretly working to take down a global ring of elite cannibalistic satanic pedophiles.
At the center of “The Storm” is a series of 8chan forum board posts penned by a figure or figures known only as “QAnon,” who many right-wing activists assert is actually a high-ranking official within the Trump administration—or possibly even Trump himself. Last weekend, during an appearance on a YouTube program hosted by Tracy Beanz, Corsi revealed that QAnon had recently confirmed his/her close ties to Trump by posting a photo of what Corsi claimed was a pen resting on Trump’s desk at Camp David.
“That’s the Laurel desk,” Corsi said while discussing the image in question. “It’s the one that Obama used and apparently Trump is also using at Camp David. That’s the desktop at Camp David.”
“The pen is a Montblanc ink pen that Trump has used for a long time,” Corsi continued. “That’s Camp David over the weekend and that picture had to have been taken by somebody who was there with President Trump. His pen on the desk; that pretty much authenticates that QAnon is very close to Donald Trump and present in some of these really important inner circle White House meetings.”
This is the image that Corsi claims proves the authenticity of QAnon: