Capitol is on high alert with almost 5,000 National Guard troops on the streets amid bizarre QAnon conspiracy theory that Trump will be made president again in two days
- The US Capitol Police requested 4,900 National Guard troops remain in the nation’s capital until at least March 12
- QAnon followers believe Trump’s presidency will begin again on March 4
- The date is important because it was the former inauguration date of the country before the 20th Amendment moved it up to its current date
- During CPAC, Trump again made the claim that he won the 2020 election
The US Capitol Police requested 4,900 National Guard troops remain in the nation’s capital until at least March 12.
The Capitol remains heavily protected by the National Guard as a critical March 4 date nears
Wire fencing is in place to help the National Guard protect the Capitol grounds
The National Guard is expected to keep 4,900 troops in Washington DC through March 12
March 4 is important for QAnon conspirators because it was the former inauguration date of the country before the 20th Amendment moved it up to its current date in January.
Conspirators who believe Donald Trump’s false claims that the election was ‘rigged’ believe that Trump will be able to claim the presidency on the historic inauguration date on Thursday.
Trump, whose claims the election was ‘stolen’ from him and his supporters led to the Capitol siege, and his impeachment and suspension from Twitter, is continuing to fan the flames of anger among his supporters.
During his remarks at CPAC on Sunday, he mentioned the possibility of winning for ‘a third time’ if he chooses to run for president again, a continuation of his 2020 victory claim.
There are no public threats to the Capitol at this time as the National Guard protects it
The violence at the Capitol on January 6 was fueled by Trump and left five dead
Trump’s hotel in Washington is also helping to fuel the claims of a potential change in leadership, as Forbes reports the room rates at the hotel for the nights of March 3 and March 4 far exceed the typical rates at the hotel.
A king deluxe room, for example, is going for $1,331 per night, which is 180 percent above the base rate of the hotel.
Other hotels in the area are not making the same price increases for the coming nights.
‘Raising room prices will surely be interpreted by QAnon as Trump’s support for the March 4 narrative,’ said Jason Blazakis, senior fellow at the Soufan Center, a nonpartisan think tank.
‘They absolutely try to interpret the words and actions of President Trump very carefully.’
March 4 used to be the inauguration date for presidents, but the date was moved up by the advent of the 20th Amendment to reduce ‘lame duck’ time, according to CNET.
Earlier this week, Trump again claimed that he was the true victor of the 2020 election
Based on the interpretation QAnon has of the laws since then, Ulysses S. Grant is the last legitimate president of the country.
QAnon beliefs have rarely been validated by the realities that have unfolded around the conspiracy’s followers.
Followers believe Trump is working against Satanic members of Hollywood and the Democratic Party who are running a pedophile ring, which led to the infamous Pizzagate incident.
They also believe John F. Kennedy Jr. is still alive and that COVID-19 is a conspiracy that was invented to hurt Trump’s reelection chances.