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QAnon conspiracy believers complain of being ‘isolated from loved ones’ during holidays

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Believers in the rightwing conspiracy QAnon, an elaborate fantasy in which President Donald Trump and Robert Mueller are secretly working together to battle a cabal of prominent people who are child molesters, complained of being lonely and isolated from loved ones in a new Daily Beast report.

QAnon believers “lamented that their belief in the bizarre right-wing conspiracy theory had isolated them from friends or family,” and that the loneliness was “keenly felt over the holidays.”

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It’s part of a trend that has followed the year-old conspiracy theory, which has reportedly broken up families.

The story was sourced to four conspiracists, “two diehards and two who are beginning to experience doubts.”

One of the believers, a man, said that he has now joined a support group for QAnon believers who are increasingly estranged from family and friends.

“You hear about a lot of people, their spouses rolling their eyes and not seeing,” he said. “I’m trying to wake up my wife and head off potential disaster in the future and she just rolls her eyes. She thinks I’m nuts.”

Another woman lamented that no one she knows in person wants to hear about her conspiracy theories.

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“I stopped trying to tell them. I stopped. Nobody wants to hear it,” she said. “They say you’re a conspiracy nut and you’re looking at wacky stuff on the internet.”

One of the QAnon believers lost a friend of 60 years to her beliefs.

“She humiliated me on my =Facebook page,” she said. “There are other incidences as well. I keep it to myself that I follow QAnon. Some of my other friends follow as well.”

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An expert who studies the QAnon phenomenon told the Beast that he’s seen a lot of chatter about lost relationships within the conspiracy community but that the believers still think they will be vindicated.

“They often comfort themselves by imagining that there will be a moment of vindication sometime in the near future which will prove their beliefs right,” he said. “They imagine that after this happens, not only will their relationships be restored, but people will turn them as leaders who understand what’s going on better than the rest of us.”

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Trump, Jr. blasted from dragging Barron Trump into 2020 campaign: ‘You are messing up his mind’

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President Donald Trump's eldest son on Tuesday dragged his 14-year-old half brother Barron into the 2020 presidential campaign -- and it did not end well.

Barron is the son of first lady Melania Trump from the president's third marriage, while junior's mother is Ivana, from the president's first marriage.

"In all fairness, Joe Biden is not capable of debating Barron Trump let alone Donald Trump," Trump, Jr. tweeted.

He was quickly blasted for bringing a minor into a presidential race.

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Jeff Sessions ridiculed after losing GOP primary for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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Sessions resigned the seat to serve as President Donald Trump's attorney general, before the two had a falling out.

"On Tuesday, Mr. Sessions lost the Alabama Senate Republican runoff election to Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach whose platform was largely a blanket promise to support the president at all times," The New York Times reports. The Daily Beast also projected that Tuberville had won.

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Senior Trump advisor says a senior White House advisor ‘has been wrong about everything’

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On Tuesday, in an op-ed for USA TODAY, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacked the nation's foremost infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming that he "has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on."

"In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives," wrote Navarro. "When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry."

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