The Trump years have seemed like a constant series of Conspiracy Theory Super Bowls: The Mueller Report, Jeffrey Epstein’s death, everything to do with the election, everything to do with the coronavirus pandemic, and the seemingly endless revelations about President Donald Trump’s finances and potentially shady connections.
But all those have given way to the biggest of them all: Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announcing late on Thursday night that they’d tested positive for COVID-19.
Here is a president—drenched in conspiracy himself—contracting an illness that has been fraught with endless conspiracy theories since it emerged in China in late 2019. And the conspiracy theories were instant, and instantly everywhere.
By far, the most chatter came from believers in the QAnon conspiracy cult, the powerful yet completely discredited notion that Trump and a military intelligence cadre are using the message board 8kun to dispense clues to their upcoming (and endlessly delayed) purge of the deep state.
In Q land, nothing is what the media tells you it is, and Trump is playing an impossibly complex game against the forces of evil. So if Trump is saying he has COVID-19, to them he’s saying he has an illness for which we already have a cure for (hydroxychloroquine, of course) and so there’s no need to isolate.
Which means his isolation is for something else.
And what is that “something else?” Getting out of more debates? A distraction from a negative story? No, much bigger. To Q believers, Trump being forced to isolate himself wasn’t proof that he had come down with the potentially deadly illness, but that he was going into deep protection for the moment when the great “Storm” of mass arrests long-predicted by Q finally came to pass, and the enemies of America are brought to justice.
Some of Q’s earliest “drops,” the posts where Q dispenses his cryptic intel, were concrete predictions about various deep state figures being arrested at exact days and times. Hillary Clinton on Nov. 3, 2017, her former campaign chair John Podesta a few days after that, etc.
Naturally, none of those things happened. But Q believers grabbed on to some of the language in those early drops as long-delayed confirmation that Q was right about the events, just wrong (on purpose, of course) about the time. In particular, Q drop 2, from Oct. 28, almost immediately mentions Trump being secluded at a time of upheaval, writing:
POTUS will not go on tv to address nation.
POTUS must isolate himself to prevent negative optics.
And Q drop 35, from Nov. 1, has similar language predicting Trump being removed from public view before a series of domestic military operations began the process of sweeping away the enemies of America, freedom, and children everywhere:
POTUS will be well insulated/protected on AF1 and abroad (specific locations classified) while these operations are conducted due to the nature of the entrenchment. It is time to take back our country and make America great again. Let us salute and pray for the brave men and women in uniform who will undertake this assignment to bring forth peace, unity, and return power to the people.
And finally, Trump made the announcement of his “diagnosis” not through traditional media channels, but on Twitter. What other great announcement was Trump purported to be making on Twitter? That “the storm was upon us,” as set forth in Q drop 55:
Look to Twitter:
Exactly this: "My fellow Americans, the Storm is upon us......."
Isolate himself? Insulated/protected? What’s more isolating and insulating than a two-week quarantine—a quarantine announced on Twitter, no less.
Q believers jumped on those early Q scriptures, along with a very liberal reading of Trump’s use of the word “together” in his tweet announcing “we will get through this TOGETHER” as actually being the sentence “to get her.”
“Her” presumably being Hillary Clinton. And the message they took from all of it: The long-delayed Storm, forecast for October and November 2017, was finally happening, just a few years later to make sure all the pieces were in place. Trump was protected, an announcement made, and the country was thrown into upheaval.
So what if all the details weren’t exactly right? It’s close enough to what Q predicted, and the things Q got wrong can be written off as measures needed to confuse the enemy’s radar. As Q himself told us in Drop 97:
Disinformation exists and is necessary.
It’s impossible to predict what will happen over the course of Trump’s coronavirus isolation. Will he get sicker? Will he remain asymptomatic? Will he survive? Will he emerge stronger than ever? Nobody knows, and nobody will know until it’s happened.
But the Q community thinks they do know, because they’ve known all along that it’s all a show, all a game, to cover up POTUS’s hopelessly complex and incomprehensible plot to destroy the minions of Satan once and for all. And Q believers are the only ones who know the truth. And when it all crumbles into chaos, they’ll be the only ones left standing.
In the real world, the one where Donald Trump is not a super-secret 12-dimensional genius, nothing Q has ever predicted has come to pass in any verifiable form. And the idea that Q’s drops from 2017 were actually meant to be about 2020 is totally lacking evidence in other Q drops, and is merely a post hoc rationalization for believing in the ravings of a conspiracy cult that’s likely run by an ex-pat pig farmer in the Philippines. But reinterpreting news events through the lens of their own desperately desired outcomes is how Q believers see the world.
Q has not posted since the news dropped.