On Tuesday, February 16, President Joe Biden boarded the office's personal Boeing 747, commonly known as Air Force One, for the first time since taking office.
President @JoeBiden @POTUS boards the “big” Air Force One, a Boeing 747, for the first time as commander in chi… https://t.co/kOkjxBYhiX— Jeff Mason (@Jeff Mason)1613515958.0
Though the moment wasn't noticed by the vast majority of Americans, it was a "devastating blow" for conservatives who follow the unhinged conspiracy theory QAnon.
Apparently, many QAnon supporters believe that Donald Trump has secretly continued to act as President while Joe Biden pretends to be President for the public.
"ThAt'S nOt AiR fOrCe OnE" says QAnon... https://t.co/GVcQgXvGi2— Terence Begley (@Terence Begley)1613521459.0
QAnon needs to prepare for a lot more disappointment. https://t.co/dT0vbJwF12— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1613603298.0
Many QAnon followers were shocked to see Biden boarding Air Force one because they believed President Trump was still secretly using it.
When you see Qanon’s upset because Biden flying Air Force One. https://t.co/eTEpZOJUVL— KDawn🌈🇺🇸Together, we persist! Democracy rises💙 (@KDawn🌈🇺🇸Together, we persist! Democracy rises💙)1613600961.0
QAnoners think Trump is still secretly President, so President Biden’s use of Air Force One caused consternation.… https://t.co/02peTjNInc— S B Hammel 🤔 (@S B Hammel 🤔)1613604234.0
So sad it is funny. https://t.co/dURJR14bAW— Old Man Dan (@Old Man Dan)1613635652.0
NBC's Ben Collins elaborated on QAnon's evolving conspiracies, saying:
"You know, they hold on to these little nuggets, they hope in the future there are -- they believe right now there are two presidents and this will all get sorted out on March 4th."
"But they lose hope along the way. For example, last night when Joe Biden boarded Air Force One, the real one, for the first time, that was a blow. They felt betrayed by this. They thought that Air Force One was still being used by President Trump in secret."
https://t.co/CcEcyr16L5 They think Air Force One is fake, so Biden's presidency must be fake. (AF1 is whatever pla… https://t.co/L4d2VzUSW3— Coyoty (@Coyoty)1613244610.0
Hahaha.........just found out the QANON pinheads thought Trump was still using Air Force One in secret.....and were… https://t.co/CxL22pj7hZ— The Rod (@The Rod)1613595169.0
Where is Patsy Clines song "Crazy" when you really need it? https://t.co/UmA5Q7VmIK— Robbs Outdoor Report (@Robbs Outdoor Report)1613637941.0
Collins went on to say:
"This is winding its way through text messages, through churches in the United States, who are preaching sort of the gospel of Q without the QAnon branding, and they are saying March 4th is a big day for them and one of them said today they're halfway through this. They are planning for this to be a year's-long thing."
Ludicrous is the new norm! I've got to hand it to our species. We are an inventive bunch! QAnon was devastated to… https://t.co/mf6SdvHoG7— CRS Marshall (@CRS Marshall)1613597852.0
There are not enough head-slap 🤦♀️ emojis in the world for this. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️… https://t.co/GrCME1eAlj— KDawn🌈🇺🇸Together, we persist! Democracy rises💙 (@KDawn🌈🇺🇸Together, we persist! Democracy rises💙)1613600468.0
What can one say? You really can't fix delusional and stupid. Too much of a challenge even for the best psychiatris… https://t.co/WKuitLxFwH— eleni rokaki (@eleni rokaki)1613596597.0
Though the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation is a very serious issue in America, Twitter couldn't help but make fun of the wild things some people would believe.
Apparently seeing President Biden finally use the big 747 as Air Force One was yet another blow to the QAnon crowd… https://t.co/GTLkpMgct2— Snarker (@Snarker)1613595337.0
Sorry, Q, it looks like your theory has gone off the rails once again.