“QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley is completely over his bromance with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, and isn’t any “fanboy” of former President Donald Trump both, he advised The Post in an unique interview.
“I help Trump as a result of he addressed a whole lot of issues that I’m involved about like human trafficking and slavery, China and ending the without end wars within the Middle East,” Chansley, 35, mentioned from his house in Phoenix.
“But I’m not a Trump fanboy. He mentioned some issues and did some issues that I didn’t help. He made a whole lot of appointments in his first time period that I don’t agree with,” he continued.
The self-proclaimed shaman — who famously wore a horned helmet and a fur hat when he entered the Capitol in the course of the Jan. 6 , 2021 riots — pleaded responsible to obstructing a governmental continuing and was sprung from jail in March after his 41-month time period was shortened attributable to good conduct.
His case just lately burst again into the headlines after beautiful new footage emerged from the chaos that confirmed a police officer blithely strolling alongside Chansley, a tattooed Navy vet, by means of the Capitol.
Backers pointed to the clip as proof that his position within the riots was overblown — and he even drew a supportive tweet from Musk, who tweeted “Free Jacob Chansley” on March 10 after the footage aired.
He appreciated Musk’s backing on the time, however mentioned he’s now “disillusioned” within the tech titan.
“[Musk] was one in every of my strongest advocates and supplied to pay my authorized charges. But he by no means reached out to me or my lawyer, upon my launch. If he’s speaking the speak, why not stroll the stroll?” mentioned Chansley.
Chansley can be uncertain of Musk’s motives.
“I ponder why he’s performing some issues, or why he isn’t doing extra in different areas which are important to humanity’s survival.”
Now working as an government assistant for a filmmaker whereas working a shamanic consultancy, Chansley conceded that some Jan. 6 rioters deserved to be criminally charged.
“There had been individuals who assaulted law enforcement officials,” he mentioned. “There had been individuals who vandalized the Capitol. I don’t care what facet of the aisle you’re on, in the event you assault a police officer you need to be charged.”
And mentioned he regretted not doing extra to quell the spiraling chaos on the time.
Arguing that the brand new footage aired on Tucker Carlson in March ought to have performed a decisive position in his case, Chansley filed a movement to toss his conviction.
“My want to vacate my sentence is due to ineffective help of counsel — and video proof that has come out since my sentencing,” he mentioned. “As far as I can inform the federal government didn’t observe the right authorized process.”
But Judge Royce Lamberth this week sided with prosecutors who known as his argument “meritless.”
“Chansley’s actions in the course of the first violent breach of the Capitol supplies greater than sufficient proof of his corrupt intent to intrude with Congress that day,” they wrote in response to his preliminary movement.
Chansley, who’s single and hopes to start out a household, nonetheless backs the “Q” motion, a loosely-affiliated group that believes nameless authorities entities try to relay forbidden truths by means of cryptic messages referred to as “drops.”
“I imagine the Q drops are written by folks with excessive degree safety clearances who wish to free humanity from the nefarious forces who’re making an attempt to monopolize all of the world’s sources and labor by means of controlling the banks, companies and governments,” he mentioned.
Chansley — who mentioned he’s a libertarian centrist — chafed at his portrayal within the press as a cartoonish conspiracy theorist.
“Every time the Democrats lose an election they cry about fraud,” he mentioned. “Every time Republicans lose they do the identical factor. I’m a centrist. The centrist view is that America’s elections are corrupt and have been for many years.”
Still, he’s not against leveraging his unlikely rise to fame — fur hat and horn helmet included.
“My face has turn out to be related for lots of people with a want for freedom,” he mentioned. “I might be a idiot for that message to not get out a method or one other.”