Michael Flynn Praises 'Great' QAnon Slogan Amid Standing Ovation at Nashville Event

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn described the most well-known QAnon slogan as a "great phrase" while speaking at an event in Nashville, Tennessee.

Flynn, seen as one of the leading figures in the conspiracy theory movement, appeared as a main speaker at an "America's Future" event hosted by the religious group Regeneration Nashville on April 12.

While taking questions from the audience, one man stood up announced "where we go one we go all," a popular QAnon phrase often abbreviated to "WWG1WGA."

The phrase drew a standing ovation from most of those in attendance.

"Now that's a great phrase, isn't it?" Flynn said. "And they'll tell you you're a conspiracy [theorist], you're all kinds of crazy. I mean...wow it's incredible."

Flynn, who was pardoned by former President Donald Trump after he was convicted of lying to the FBI, is seen as a hero within the QAnon movement.

He has been widely linked to the radical conspiracy theory after he posted a video on Twitter on July 4, 2020, of him taking a makeshift oath of office which ended with the phrase "where we go one we go all."

His tweet included the hashtag #TakeTheOath, which was used by other followers of the QAnon movement when posting similar videos on social media expressing their support.

Flynn also had hashtags used by the QAnon movement in his now-suspended Twitter bio.

Flynn's family has since launched a $75 million lawsuit against CNN denying that the video had anything to do with expressing an allegiance to QAnon.

Flynn's brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Leslie Flynn, accuse the network of misinformation for suggesting "where we go one we go all" is a QAnon slogan. It has however been frequently used by the conspiracy theorist for the past few years.

The lawsuit claims that the line comes from an inscription "engraved on a bell on one of [the late] President John F. Kennedy's sailboats, acknowledging the unity of mankind."

The line actually comes from a 1996 Ridley Scott movie, White Squall. The suggestion that it appears on JFK's boat is a line of defense that originates from QAnon supporters.

Crowd at a Michael Flynn speech goes wild, gives a standing ovation when someone says QAnon motto "Where we go one, we go all."

Flynn: "That's a great phrase." pic.twitter.com/VuDM2cbkcB

— Will Sommer (@willsommer) April 13, 2021

At the America's Future event, Flynn took another question from the audience who asked: "What percentage of American politicians do you think will wind up in Guantanamo Bay?"

The belief that high-profile Democrat figures will one day be exposed as satanic pedophiles and executed or sent to the military prison in Cuba is one of the main components of the QAnon movement.

The question was again greeted with applause and a standing ovation from the audience.

"One of the last times I was with Trump, we were in a room with a couple of other people and he was like 'where the hell's the Durham report?'" Flynn said in reference to Special Counsel John Durham's probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.

While Flynn does not mention this directly, one of the last messages from the movement's leading figure known as "Q"—whose cryptic posts on message boards sites 4chan, 8chan and now 8kun have been deciphered for years to form the basis of what QAnon believes—simply said "Durham."

The conspiracy theorists, and Trump himself, have since been eagerly awaiting the finding since the message was posted on 8kun on November 13, hoping the report will lead to the arrests of those who they believed conspired against Trump.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election ultimately yielded no evidence linking the Trump campaign to Russian officials.

A recent HBO series on QAnon concluded with the long-thought belief that the person who has been posting the so-called "Qdrops" on 8kun was not someone with high-level security clearance from the government as believed by the conspiracy theorists, but actually Ron Watkins, the former administrator of 8kun.

"One thing about the American people...we are the most forgiving people on Earth," Flynn said in response to the Guantanamo Bay question. "But the other thing that the American people demand, this is part of our message, part of our drumbeat that we have to do, we have to demand accountability.

"And it's not accountable because you're a Republican or a Trump supporter—I go around saying I'm a deplorable, I'm an irredeemable, I'm a chump, I love those badges—but I love [that]this country is about accountability.

"And we cannot have unaccounted for bureaucrats in our country and Washington D.C. that think that we work for them, they work for us."

Flynn has been contacted for comment.

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Former General Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, speaks during a protest of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election outside the Supreme Court on December 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Flynn described a QAnon slogan as a "great phrase" while speaking at an event in Tennessee. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images