QAnon adherents are being soundly mocked after they promoted a new conspiracy theory, this one claiming that the newly-minted King Charles III, who presides over the United Kingdom and the 14 Commonwealth realms, somehow made Donald Trump the President of the United States when he signed an oath to uphold the security of the Church of Scotland.
Charles signed his accession proclamation on Saturday, September 10, formally declaring that he had succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, after she died September 8 at the age of 96, ending her 70-year reign as Britain's longest reigning monarch.
He also affirmed his commitment to the Church of Scotland, which historically has been signed by monarchs who, as new heads of state, pledge to uphold the separation of the Presbyterian Church from the Church of England, which is an important part of Church identity.
None of this has anything even remotely to do with American politics, but that didn't stop a QAnon Telegram channel from insisting that Charles signed "a proclamation stating that Donald Trump won the 2020 Presidential election and is the rightful President by law."
The message goes on to threaten war between the United States and England if Democratic President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris do not leave the White House within 48 hours.
\u201cQAnon Telegram channels have been baselessly claiming that when King Charles III signed the oath to uphold the security of the Church in Scotland, he was actually proclaiming that Donald Trump won the 2020 election and threatening war if Joe Biden doesn't leave the White House.\u201d— Bill McCarthy (@Bill McCarthy) 1663018026
QAnon, whose believers allege Democrats are part of a Satan-worshipping, baby-eating global pedophile ring that conspired against former President Donald Trump during his time in office, went too far even for them, as far as Twitter users were concerned.
The movement, which has posed a grave threat to the stability of the republic as conspiracy theorists continue to push Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 general was stolen, was swiftly mocked online.
\u201cThese conspiracy theorists are just failed novelists aren\u2019t they?\u201d— Sam Hailes \u0646 (@Sam Hailes \u0646) 1663108035
\u201cSo Q wants us to be ruled by the crown once again? Did any of them ever take a history class?\u201d— Eric Thompson (@Eric Thompson) 1663090553
\u201cThe fact that the QAnon cowards need to resort to myth making about the King of England proclaiming their rightful ruler is a vibe\n\nWhat was Yorktown for boys\u201d— Seattle-based heretic (@Seattle-based heretic) 1663078289
\u201cJust when you thought we'd reached maximum bonkers...\u201d— \u3013\u3013 \ud83e\udd95 Easily fascinated by cheese \ud83c\udf4d\ud83c\udf55\ud83d\udc9b (@\u3013\u3013 \ud83e\udd95 Easily fascinated by cheese \ud83c\udf4d\ud83c\udf55\ud83d\udc9b) 1663078414
\u201cThe absolute level of delusion I can\u2019t even believe omfg\u201d— \ud83c\udf42 Ethan \ud83c\udf42 (@\ud83c\udf42 Ethan \ud83c\udf42) 1663082971
\u201cPutting aside both the hilarity and absurdity of this, how is it possible that we live in a world where someone actually thinks this is true?\u201d— Tomalan Cal (@Tomalan Cal) 1663087125
\u201cWhat planet do you have to be living on to even contemplate this as being in any way plausible, let alone probable...\u201d— Amos Duveen (@Amos Duveen) 1663070787
\u201cReminder that this is the same site most of the anti-vax rhetoric came from.\u201d— Yaz (@Yaz) 1663071446
\u201c\u201cthreatening war\u201d dawg it\u2019s 2022 not 1773 \ud83d\udc80\ud83d\udc80\ud83d\udc80\u201d— fdr fanatic \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\udded\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\udf39\ud83d\udc9c (@fdr fanatic \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\udded\ud83c\uddee\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\udf39\ud83d\udc9c) 1663077910
QAnon adherents have made multiple absurd claims about Trump's potential ascendancy back into the Oval Office.
Last year, the conspiracy theorists descended on the city of Dallas, Texas, to await the arrival of John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a plane crash in 1999—and who they believed would reappear and reinstate Trump as President.
When he did not reappear in Dallas at the appointed time, believers began claiming he would appear at a Rolling Stones concert in Dallas on Tuesday evening. The absence of JFK Jr. did not stop rally attendees from convincing themselves other dead celebrities had crossed the spiritual realm to join them in calling for former President Trump's reinstatement.
Last summer, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of Trump's most devoted followers, insisted Trump would be reinstated to the White House on August 13. Lindell had claimed, without providing any evidence, this reinstatement would coincide with his release of definitive proof the 2020 general election was stolen despite the fact there was none.
"Reinstatement Day" proved to be another fantasy from hardcore QAnon followers eager for Trump's return to prominence. The belief Trump would be reinstated by August had circulated for some time after prior predicted days came and went.