Hundreds of QAnon supporters gather in Dallas expecting return of JFK Jr.
Hundreds of QAnon supporters have gathered in Dallas expecting the return of John F. Kennedy Jr., who they believe would then help reinstate former President Trump, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The first wave of supporters gathered in downtown Dallas on Monday night as another wave of supporters gathered the next day near Dealey Plaza, where former President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
According to Newsweek, a post from a wildly popular QAnon account said that after Trump is reinstated as president, he will step down so Kennedy Jr. can become president.
Here at Dealey Plaza, where hundreds of QAnon supporters have gathered expecting JFK Jr to reveal himself where his father was assassinated. (JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999.) pic.twitter.com/jssBXpf4iM
— Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) November 2, 2021
The post also claimed that former national security adviser Michael Flynn would be appointed as JFK Jr.’s vice president, making Trump the “King of Kings.”
Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab resident fellow Jared Holt told the Morning News that he was surprised with the huge turnout of supporters.
”Frankly, I’m kind of shocked at how many people turned out for this,” Holt said. “This wasn’t a widespread belief, even among QAnon followers.”
Holt also said that the fact that a large number of people were able to “mobilize in person” over a conspiracy theory is concerning, according to the Morning News.
JFK Jr. died in 1999 along with his wife and sister-in-law after their plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard.
JFK Jr. has been a popular figure in the QAnon community for years. In 2019, some members believed that he would return on July 4 as Trump’s vice president, according to a Forbes report.
QAnon supporter Micki Larson-Olson said she believes that both JFK Jr. and his father are still alive and the former president will help usher in the Trump-JFK Jr. administration, Morning News noted.
“We’ll figure that something happened in the plan that made it not safe to do it,” Larson-Olson said. “If it doesn’t go down how I believe it will, that’s OK. We’ll figure it just wasn’t the right time.”