Trump loyalist and short-time Pentagon chief of staff Kash Patel. (Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images)
Devoted Donald Trump ally Kash Patel is pushing his children’s book about “King Donald” by featuring an autograph — and a handwritten QAnon salutation.
This is the same book, “The Plot Against the King” (a fractured fairy tale about Trump), that the former president has said he wants in “every school in America” — presumably without Patel’s QAnon greeting.
“Kash is signing books today, and he’s got a special message in 10 books for some lucky patriots,” Patel’s “Plot” Truth Social account gushed Saturday. (He also “retruthed” the message on his personal account.)
The “special message,” enthusiastically underlined several times, is: “WWG1WGA!” — which is QAnon-speak for “Where we go one, we go all.” It looks like Patel has made it out to “Teem America,” rather than “Team” America.
The WWG1 QAnon message is behind the stiff-armed salute with index finger pointing skyward that has sparked controversy at Trump rallies because it’s chillingly reminiscent of the “heil Hitler” salute.
Donald Trump supporters raise a stiff-armed salute to the former president at an Ohio rally last week. (Photo: Gaelen Morse via Reuters)
Patel’s book features an evil plot involving mean “Hillary Queenton” and her “shifty knights” claiming that “King Donald” was working with the “Russionians” to cheat his way into the Oval Office. The king, however, comes out on top.
Patel, Trump’s hand-picked, short-time chief of staff for the acting secretary of the Defense Department, has publicly backed the former president’s claim that he had a “standing order” that any document removed from the White House would automatically be declassified. Trump baselessly told Sean Hannity in an interview earlier this week that he could even declassify documents merely by “thinking about it.”
Former White House chief of staff John Kelly has insisted that “nothing approaching an order that foolish was ever given.” Ex-national security adviser John Bolton said Trump is “almost certainly” lying about declassifying records.
Special Master Raymond Dearie — appointed to review boxes of White House documents confiscated by the FBI last month — told Trump’s lawyers to prove sensitive documents were declassified or drop any such claims.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.