Twitter ridiculed conspiracy theorists this weekend upon finding out that followers of the QAnon movement really believe JFK Jr. is still alive. Even further, the conspiracy ring is convinced that he’s still with us, walking around in Washington, DC.
As supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump arrived in droves to Washington, D.C. to protest the outcome of the “fraudulent” 2020 election, a man named Vincent Fusca was also around, being himself. However, conspiracy theorists believed the Pittsburgh man is the perished son of President John F. Kennedy.
“Vincent Fusca — the man many QAnon believers claim is JFK Jr in disguise — is here,” tweeted Daily Beast writer Will Sommer. “People are shouting ‘JFK’ at him and asking for selfies.”
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999, but QAnon followers believe the death a fake and that he’s back—as Fusca—expressly to join Trump and rule the country.
The conspiracy first appeared in 2018 after “Q,” a supposed intelligence insider who’s provided clues online concerning Trump’s baseless secret battle versus the supposedly powerful, satanic Democrat-led pedophilia ring. In one of these clues, he mentioned JFK Jr., which led to the invention of grand, utterly ridiculous tales around his death.
EJ Dickson of Rolling Stone also wrote about Fusca and the conspiracy: “The theory that Kennedy was alive and running Q arose in June 2018, after the anonymous poster behind Q briefly went dark. Another anonymous poster, “R,” showed up on the QAnon forums on the website 8chan and started dropping hints that JFK Jr. had faked his death to avoid being targeted by members of the deep-state conspiracy and was actually Q.”
Now, in 2020, Fusca appeared around the crowds protesting for Trump, and apparently, the resemblance is just close enough for QAnon truth believers.
“The deplorables have tried my patience for years, but implying that JFK Jr. would have aged this poorly is a whole new level of deplorable!” @TomDangora tweeted.
@DanaSchwartzzz had jokes: “These people forgot that we have photos of JFK Jr.”