Brenden Dilley, a host on YourVoice America and a QAnon truther on YouTube, claimed today that a member of the Trump family had confirmed to him that the “QAnon” conspiracy theory making the rounds among Trump’s supporters was legit. Dilley is a favorite of disgraced actor/producer Roseanne Barr.
The mind-numbingly preposterous QAnon conspiracy theory hinges on the premise that President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are working together behind the scenes to dismantle a global satanic pedophile ring involving the most powerful people in the world. Followers believe an anonymous author known only as “Q” is a high-ranking member of the Trump administration who is posting cryptic riddles to anonymous imageboard 8chan, where they’re gobbled up by hundreds of thousands of readers—some of whom spend hours per day trying to decode them.
“Who wants to verify Q today?” Dilley asked his viewers on Periscope, where he streams daily. Earlier this year, Dilley began expressing public doubts about the QAnon phenomena, for which he used today’s stream to apologize for.
Dilley claims he initially doubted the authenticity of QAnon posts because he started noticing some of his own language appearing in the cryptic riddles that Q was dispatching to the conspiracy theories’ adherents.
“I may have pissed off a Trump,” he said to his Periscope audience. “This is how I got my verification. In case you’re wondering, ‘Well, what changed? What changed, Brenden, that made you do an about-face on the recent Q drops?’ What changed was I pissed off a Trump. I pissed off somebody with this last name,” Dilley said while motioning to his Trump t-shirt, “that went, ‘What’s up with this guy? Why is he dogging on Q lately?’”
He continued, “It forced some of the people I discuss things with to come clean about their knowledge on this particular discussion.”
Dilley went on to apologize to the Trump family.
“It’s not my fault that no one told me the administration and those running this operation may borrow some of my language to help explain things,” Dilley said.
Dilley may simply be trying to get attention from the freshly reinvigorated QAnon audience, but he has the ears of influential figures and works at a network that is a popular stop for media personalities on the pro-Trump circuit.
When Right Wing Watch asked Dilley about his claims and why anyone should believe what he’s saying is true in a direct message on Twitter, he said, “I didn’t disclose it for a reason. I wasn’t given the green light to disclose.”
“People shouldn’t believe me based on anything you write. They should believe me based on their own investigative minds and critical thought. My words alone will be enough for the right people,” he told us.
Earlier this month, QAnon-believing actress Roseanne Barr flew Dilley to her studio for a one-on-one interview, where she complimented his podcast and Dilley told her that there was nothing wrong with the racist tweet that got her fired from ABC.
— Brenden M Dilley (@TheRealHublife) July 20, 2018
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