In the weeks after the election, President Donald Trump has continued to rail against the results, claiming he truly won, despite no evidence to support such claims. The result of the misinformation coming not just from the President but many other elected Republican officials, is that large swaths of the Republican electorate now believe the erroneous notion that Joe Biden is not the President-elect.
This level of denial has soldiered on despite state vote certifications and the official vote of the Electoral College. A symbol of this is a Facebook event for a virtual inauguration ceremony.
No, this is not for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, this is for an imaginary second Trump inauguration.
So far, over 300,000 people responded with interest in attending. At the moment, it's unclear if there is any involvement from the Trump campaign, however some have noted one of the organizers is a former Trump campaign official.
Of course even if the current President participated in this event, it would only be political theater. It wouldn't stop President-elect Biden from becoming President on January 20.
It seems quite a few misguided people are convinced otherwise, however.
I think if 75 million Trump supporters showed up in Washington on "Inauguration day ", it would go a long way towards MAGA.🇺🇸🇺🇸— Robert Dumaine (@Robert Dumaine)1608250798.0
Twitter wants to ban Trump after Biden’s inauguration. Only problem is, there won’t be a Biden inauguration.— Mark Lutchman 🇺🇸 (@Mark Lutchman 🇺🇸)1608081584.0
Some are wondering if the Biden team is going to need a little extra help to get President Trump off of the White House grounds.
Secret Service experts are speculating in group chats about how Trump might be hauled out of the White House if he… https://t.co/BfU7YPccuw— STEMNASTICS LLC. (@STEMNASTICS LLC.)1608338676.0
Biden's Inauguration is Jan 20 @ 12 noon & Trump will no longer be POTUS. The power of the office will transfer to… https://t.co/537J2Ys4b4— GeeGee (@GeeGee)1608203803.0
Just 5 more weeks! Now Trump is telling advisors that he won't leave OUR House on inauguration day. LMAOOOO! Go ahe… https://t.co/9yaBSQjHzD— 🌊Heather Barrett #BuildBackBetter (@🌊Heather Barrett #BuildBackBetter)1608208246.0
@JoeBiden You and the secret service storming the white house to physically remove Trump on Inauguration Day https://t.co/Z22pk0gFTQ— Brad’s Hot Takes (@Brad’s Hot Takes)1608261564.0
He’s going to leave, if he wants a ride! By high noon on Jan 20, he’ll be a private citizen. No more Air Force /… https://t.co/pBhhn3ZOsD— I Like Cheese😷 (@I Like Cheese😷)1608251465.0
What happens next month when the real inauguration of the duly elected President—Joe Biden—takes place remains to be seen.
Will all of the deluded MAGA minions finally face reality? Will they adopt their own mantra that facts don't care about their feelings and get over it?
If the last four years are any guide, it's sure to be unprecedented.