Joe Biden's 'New World Order' Comment Jumped on by Conspiracy Theorists

Claims about the existence and implementation of a "New World Order" have spread online after President Joe Biden used the phrase in a speech.

While the phrase "new world order" is generally used to denote a significant geopolitical change, it can also designate a conspiracy theory that stipulates a secretive globalist authority is seeking to control the world under a totalitarian regime and strip sovereign countries and its citizens of their freedom.

Several conservatives and conspiracy theorists, including followers of the radical QAnon movement, quickly jumped on Biden using the words while speaking at Business Roundtable's CEO Quarterly Meeting in Washington D.C. on Monday.

During the speech, Biden described how there is "significant opportunities to make some real changes" with regards to how the world reacts to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, adding that it was currently at an "inflection point" that occurs every few generations.

"As one of the top military people said to me in a secure meeting the other day, 60 million people died between 1900 and 1946. And since then, we've established a liberal world order, and that hadn't happened in a long while," Biden said. "A lot of people dying, but nowhere near the chaos.

"And now is a time when things are shifting. There's going to be a new world order out there, and we've got to lead it. And we've got to unite the rest of the free world in doing it."

Several people online took Biden using the phrase "new world order" to confirm the existence of the aforementioned conspiracy theory.

The phrase was still one of the top trending topics on Twitter as of Tuesday morning.

The comments were also widely shared in QAnon Telegram accounts, Newsweek has found.

One account, CBK, which has more than 141,000 subscribers, shared the clip with the caption: "They are all just saying it out loud now… right in our faces."

While sharing a clip of Biden's speech, Monica Crowley, former assistant secretary of public affairs at the Treasury Department under Donald Trump, tweeted: "The Great Resetters should have known that the feeble invalid would blurt out the plan."

Crowley's comments were retweeted by the former president's current spokeswoman, Liz Harrington.

GOP congressional candidate Errol Webber tweeted on Monday: "Joe Biden just declared that a new world order is coming. Another conspiracy theory come true."

In his Twitter bio, Webber wrote that he was endorsed by Michael Flynn, disgraced former national security adviser under Trump who has turned into one of the biggest figures in the QAnon movement.

In addition, Joey Gilbert, a January 6 protester in Washington D.C. who is now a GOP candidate running for governor of Nevada, tweeted: "I want nothing to do with this 'New World Order.' Who's with me?"

Robby Starbuck, a Republican hoping to be elected in Tennessee's 5th congressional district, wrote: "I don't want Joe Biden leading a line for Jello at a nursing home let alone the world.

"The nuts who brought us lockdowns creating a 'New World Order' is terrifying."

Others were quick to dismiss any suggestion that Biden was actually signifying his intention to implement a "new world order" with his remarks.

Left-leaning news and analysis site PoliticusUSA editor Sarah Reese Jones tweeted: "Clue: If President Biden were really part of the right wing conspiracy theory re New World Order, he probably wouldn't mention it in a speech."

Author, journalist and attorney Seth Abramson commented: "THE RIGHT: Biden saying the words 'new' and 'world' and 'order' in succession proves our deranged conspiracy theory correct in every particular."

The "New World Order" conspiracy theory first emerged in the 1990s and has links to antisemitic trope that Jewish people secretly control the world's media, banks and governments.

As noted by the Anti-Defamation League, people who believe in this "New World Order" think that concentration camps have already been built in the U.S. and are ready to house "dissenters." They also tend to believe that the government will soon declare martial law, possible under the guise of responding to a terrorist attack, and will then take people's guns away.

The White House has been contacted for comment.

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President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Business Roundtables CEO Quarterly Meeting in Washington, DC, March 21, 2022. Conspiracy theorists jumped on Biden's remarks after he used the phrase "new world order." NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images