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Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

Posted at 11:40 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 23:40:03-04

BY MATTHEW BROWN, BILLINGS — Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Montana fundraiser for the Trump campaign following revelations that the event's hosts have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.

The Trump campaign tells The Associated Press that Pence's schedule has changed, but the campaign isn't giving a reason why the fundraiser plans were cancelled or whether it will be held at a later time.

The AP reported on Wednesday that fundraiser hosts Cayrn and Michael Borland in Bozeman, Montana, had shared QAnon memes and retweeted posts from QAnon accounts.

The baseless conspiracy theory alleges that President Donald Trump is battling an entrenched bureaucracy and sex trafficking ring run by pedophiles.