Donald Trump posted ‘demon god’ conspiracy hours before announcing 2024 run

Donald Trump in front of a US flag, with a phone showing his Truth Social site

Donald Trump shared a conspiracy theory referencing a demon god  hours before announcing his 2024 run for president – because nothing is off the cards anymore.

In an incredibly normal move just hours prior to his 2024 announcement, Trump shared an image from an account named “God_Bless_Trump” on his right-wing social media site Truth Social.

The post showed an image of Trump next to a paragraph of outlandish claims about the US establishment, commending him for his attempt at leadership.

“Why would a billionaire who has it all… want to endanger himself and his family by becoming POTUS?” the post asked. “Perhaps he could not stomach the thought of mass murders occurring to satisfy Moloch?”

Moloch is a reference in the Hebrew Bible, particularly in Leviticus, to the Canaanite god of fire who is appeased through child sacrifice, though some scholars believe it to be a word for sacrifice appeasement itself.

The image posted by @God_Bless_Trump and shared by Donald Trump.

The image posted by @God_Bless_Trump and shared by Donald Trump. (Truth Social/@God_Bless_Trump)

The Bible strongly condemns practices associated with Moloch, saying in Leviticus 18:21 that “thou shalt not give any of thy seed to set them apart to Molek”.

Additionally, the post also claims that world leaders and law enforcement are turning a blind eye to “children being kidnapped, drugged, and raped” and that Trump “could not in good [conscience] see the world burn”.

The former president also posted on Truth Social after sharing the conspiracy theory, saying: “Hopefully TODAY will turn out to be one of the most important days in the history of our country!”

Donald Trump 2024 presidential campaign announced

Donald Trump announced he would be running for president once again in a Tuesday (15 November) address at his resort in Mar-a-Lago.

During his speech, Trump almost immediately attacked trans women in his announcement speech, saying he would not “let men… participate in women’s sports”.

“My people tell me: ‘Dir, that’s politically incorrect to say,'” Trump said. “I said: ‘That’s okay, I’ll say it anyway’… It’s very unfair to women.”

The former president was responsible for the 2017 ban on trans people openly serving in the US military under the claim of “tremendous medical costs” that supposedly come from trans officers.

The ban was reversed by Biden early into his run as president in a list of new provisions that allowed service members to transition while working in the military.

Donald Trump’s presidency saw a laundry list of attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, including reforms that saw education rolled back.

After he lost the presidency to Joe Biden, Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection, over his involvement in the Capitol riots.

After his presidency ended in 2020, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said it would “continue to stand up against Trump”.

“We will join other civil rights organisations and remain vigilant in holding Trump and his administration accountable at every turn.”