QAnon thinks Ivanka Trump’s vaccine photograph was faked
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QAnon followers have decided that another thing that definitely happened didn’t – for various bonkers reasons.

This week’s target? A photo of Ivanka Trump getting her coronavirus vaccine.

Responding to Trump’s jab, conspiracy theorists quickly cooked up some theories on their channels, claiming that her crossed hands showed the photo was staged, or that – because she didn’t specifically mention the coronavirus vaccine, describing it only as a “shot” – she had received a different vaccination.

Why crossing one’s hands during a jab is a sign that something is fake is unclear, but we are sure QAnon have their reasons.

After all, QAnon is a community of anonymous conspiracy theorists who believe there is a secret Satanic cult running the world, because…

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To give them some credit, no one can accuse them of not being up to date with current affairs – though their interpretations of those affairs are slightly odd, to say the least.

Recently, they claimed Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was faked as they believed Winfrey was either under arrest or was dead. They also conjured up some ridiculous theories about Prince Philip’s death including that it was due to the coronavirus vaccine he had had - three months before he passed.

Now, they have turned their attention to Trump with some claiming a QR code in a photo she posted is linked to a QAnon website (it’s not), and others claiming she had been killed by former President Donald Trump and his team (she hadn’t).

What? Well, one QAnon peddler, told his 300,000 followers: “Ivanka got her shot, never once did it say vaccine. Big difference.” “Got their shot” is a reference meaning a QAnon member has been killed.

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QAnon members are also anti-vaxxers and so have a vested interest in grumbling about the jab.

And they are not the only people to cry about Trump protecting herself and those she comes into contact with by getting a hit of the vaccine.

Right-wing Americans commenting on her Tweet were outraged:

And bizarrely, Gillian McKeith – the nutritionist without qualifications famous for rummaging through people’s faecal matter on You Are What You Eat – contributed to the ‘debate’ and seemed to imply that she did not get the shot as the needle is slightly obscured by the camera.

Nevertheless, there is no evidence to suggest that Ivanka Trump did not get the coronavirus vaccine.

We look forward to seeing McKeith’s landmark study on how the jab affects bowel movements, as the logical next phase of this ridiculous story.

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