Members of the crowd raised their hands in a strange salute to the former president
In the end at Trump’s rally Saturday night, something weird (well, weirder than usual) happened. As the former president delivered the eight-minute monologue that concluded his speech, dramatic string music began to play in the background and part of the mesmerized crowd raised their hands with index fingers extended in a strange salute.
The song has not been definitively identified, although several – including Will Sommer of The Daily Beast – said it is titled “WWG1WGA” after the QAnon slogan, “Where we go one, we go all” and is associated with the movement. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman it is speculated that Trump may have used a song titled “Mirrors” by film and television composer Will Van De Crommer. But as a music professor who analyzed “Mirrors” after Trump used it in a video told Vice in August, the two songs are “identical.”
“I have heard both [“Mirrors” and “WWG1WGA”] close several times now, and I have 100% professional confidence that these recordings are identical, not even a reinterpretation of a composition, but the same recording,” David Dominique told Vice News.
Media Matters also analyzed the two songs using software called Audacity and “found that their audio profiles were virtually identical.”
The rally song is just the latest development in Trump’s apparent embrace of QAnon. Earlier this week, Trump posted on Truth Social a photo of himself wearing a Q lapel pin with the words “The storm is coming” — another phrase used by the Q movement — superimposed on the image. The “storm,” believers say, is a reference to Trump’s return to the presidency when he will punish his enemies in the Deep State.