Texas Governor John Connally adjusts his tie (foreground) as President and Mrs. Kennedy, in a pink outfit, settled in rear seats, prepared for motorcade into city from airport, Nov. 22. After a few speaking stops, the President was assassinated in the same car.
Hundreds of QAnon supporters are currently traveling from all across the U.S. to Dallas, where they expect to see John F. Kennedy suddenly reappear on Tuesday night and ordain former President Donald Trump as the “king of kings.”Some QAnon followers were so eager to secure their place for the return of JFK that on Monday night hundreds of them gathered in Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was shot in 1963, waiting for the latest QAnon conspiracy theory to come true.
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QAnon influencers are promoting several different versions of the conspiracy theory, and of what will supposedly happen Tuesday night.According to Whiplash347, an account with almost 250,000 followers, Trump will be reinstated as the 18th president of the United States, because everything since 1871 (the date the Sovereign Citizen movement claims the U.S. became a corporation) is “illegal.”Whiplash347 continues that Trump will then step down, and John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a plane crash in 1999, will become president “like he would of if it wasn't for Killary plotting to kill him.” Joining JFK Jr. as vice president will be disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
At this point, Trump will ascend to “become 1 of the 7 new Kings. Most likely the King of Kings.”Michael Brian Protzman, who runs the Negative48 channel (over 100,000 subscribers), sees things slightly differently.Protzman has long claimed that the Kennedy bloodline is directly linked to Christ. He told his followers that on Tuesday, “JFK Sr, Jackie, and JFK Jr will be reintroduced to the world.” Then, the JFK Sr. “will travel around for seven days, then will pass.”Before he dies, however, “JFK Sr. will transfer power to Donald Trump and JFK Jr. will be Trump’s vice president.”Another part of the conspiracy claims that JFK’s return will coincide with the reversion to the Julian Calendar, which means the date will change immediately back to Oct. 20.
As ludicrous and outrageous as all these claims are, it’s a clear indication of the hold that the QAnon conspiracy movement has over its followers that hundreds of them gathered in Dallas more than 24 hours before this is all scheduled to take place.A live video of the gathering on Monday night was posted to YouTube by “Patriot Dave,” a QAnon supporter from Missouri. He spoke to dozens of members of the crowd asking them where they’d traveled from for the event. People there said they had come from Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Delaware, New York, California, North Carolina, Michigan, Arizona, Utah, Minnesota, Georgia, South Dakota, and Indiana. Many in attendance wore T-shirts with the words “Trump-Kennedy 2024” emblazoned on the front.Many more QAnon followers have indicated on Telegram groups and other QAnon message boards that they also intend to travel to Dallas on Tuesday for what they believe will be the moment they’ve been waiting for: when Trump is vindicated and order is restored.JFK Jr. has been a key part of the QAnon conspiracy mythos for some time. It began in June 2018 when someone claiming to be him posted on the message board 8chan and suggested he was the person behind the movement.
And last week in Las Vegas, two people who QAnon followers have claimed are JFK Jr. in disguise appeared on stage during the Patriot Double Down, a major QAnon-focused conference.