NBC News reports:
With Trump’s days in office dwindling, QAnon influencers have become increasingly restless and militant, urging the president to “#crosstherubicon,” the hashtag a reference to Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon river after the Roman Senate explicitly told him not to, effectively kick-starting the Roman civil war and Caesar’s dictatorship.
On Sunday, Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward [[photo] tweeted the hashtag. The “Rubicon” hashtag was not new to QAnon followers. But the hashtag had minimal success last week until Ron Watkins, who previously ran the message board and QAnon hub 8kun, posted a series of viral tweets about Caesar and crossing the Rubicon.
It’s hard to express how divorced from reality the pro-Trump internet has become.
Some followers believe Trump is conducting a ground war in MAINE, and that he dropped a bomb killing 50k uniformed Chinese soldiers. Tens of thousands of YouTube views.https://t.co/UAKPeMQbJy
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) December 22, 2020
Trump’s cult is begging for a military coup and dictatorship https://t.co/SKHMwbnK7s
— Galactic Federation Total Landscaping (@markgongloff) December 22, 2020