QAnon—the conspiracy web hinging on the belief that U.S. government is secretly run by an elite group of satanic cannibal pedophiles whom President Donald Trump was sent to expose—has enjoyed increased legitimacy within the Republican party.
Trump has refused to condemn the collective delusion and even endorsed Marjorie Taylor Greene, the soon-to-be Congresswoman who's voiced support for QAnon in the past.
This is despite some of the bonkers beliefs spouted by supporters of the group, such as claims that John F. Kennedy Jr. is still alive and that Hillary Clinton operated a child sex trafficking ring out of the basement of a D.C. pizza parlor.
With news that President-elect Joe Biden fractured his foot while playing with his dog Major, the former Vice President will likely have to wear a corrective boot for the next few weeks.
But certain QAnon believers don't buy that Biden is injured at all—they think he's using it to hide a secret ankle monitor because he's been arrested.
QAnon influencers are already baselessly claiming Biden having to wear a cast due to a foot injury means he's going to have a tracking monitor on because he's been secretly arrested. https://t.co/lMcywEhhTk pic.twitter.com/q1I0Jfsmhi
— Alex Kaplan (@AlKapDC) November 30, 2020
Biden has an ankle bracelet. Biden didn't hurt his foot . He's got ankle cuffs on#MAGA #QANON #POTUS #Q #KAG #PATRIOT #WWG1WGA #WETHEPEOPLE
— Joyce Ramgatie (@JoyceRamgatie2) December 1, 2020
#Biden "walking boot " #BidenWasNotElected pic.twitter.com/XH1xSFt5o0
— 💧Eye Drop💧 (@EYEDROPMEDIA) November 30, 2020
Biden going to be sporting a fancy new boot today to hide his ankle monitor. 😉🤔🤣🤣
— 🇺🇸 President Elect Papa Mooo 🇺🇸🔨🐄 (@MoooPapa) November 30, 2020
its the disguise for me. thankfully, we're very much aware of wtf going on. 🙃 RT @MazvitaJames: John McCain wasn't in that “boot" for long... we'll see how long Biden gon be on this ankle monitor 🤔🤧
— 🦁 (@thezeeproject) December 1, 2020
The accusation of secret ankle monitors isn't new for QAnon, who made similar assertions about 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the late Arizona Republican Senator John McCain when they experienced foot injuries.
People were once again astounded by the bizarre accusations from the conspiracy theorists.
In QAnon world, politicians only wear medical boots in order to conceal a tracking monitor after their arrest, never because politicians tend to be old people with bad bones. So the reports about Biden's injury are going to excite online conspiracists.https://t.co/xpYm0L9s1k https://t.co/R9IWHylw7m pic.twitter.com/glE8RMCCCe
— Travis View (@travis_view) November 30, 2020
Apparently the Q people think Joe Biden's boot is an ankle monitor. I swear the CIA is just putting LSD in the water at this point
— mareekolul (@gariamray) November 30, 2020
It is so sad to realize that a significant number of citizens in the USA are just plan "nuts"--where have we failed???https://t.co/XPlvjpSgi2
— James Hicks (@varanid_54) December 2, 2020
Thanks @EwanPalmer via @Newsweek for what initially appears to be satire. Biden's medical boot is hiding an ankle monitor following secret arrest... We are now living in the Twilight Zone. What this does prove is that there is mass delusional thinking https://t.co/urTiXSr48E
— American Observations (@AmericanObser11) December 2, 2020
Biden has not been arrested.