President Donald Trump alleged unnamed people in “dark shadows” are controlling Democratic nominee Joe Biden in an interview with Laura Ingraham that aired Monday night on Fox News.
In discussing what he characterized as anarchists and thugs terrorizing American cities, Trump said, “People that you've never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows” are pulling the strings of the Democratic nominee.
Ingraham asked the president to elaborate, saying, “That sounds like a conspiracy theory.“
Trump specified: “There are people that are on the streets, there are people that are controlling the streets.”
The president then offered further description of what he characterized as secret plotters, without providing specifics that could allow for the verification of the story.
“We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend. And in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with thugs, wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that,“ Trump told the Fox News host.
He added: “A lot of the people were on the plane to do big damage.”
Ingraham asked him for further detail. Saying it was under investigation, Trump replied, “I’ll tell you sometime.”
Trump also offered theories about unrest in some American cities, alleging, for instance, that “Portland has been burning for many years, for decades it's been burning" and repeatedly asserting that protesters there wanted to kill Mayor Ted Wheeler.