JOE BIDEN has been the President of the United States for weeks now-- but there's a section of society which believes that simply isn't true.
Q-Anon is a conspiracy theory which has exploded into the mainstream in recent months, particularly after the insurrection at Capitol Hill which saw hundreds of people-- many of them Q-Anon supporters-- storm the building to try and prevent Biden being confirmed as president-elect.
What is Q-Anon?
Q-Anon is a wide ranging conspiracy theory with many different branches and beliefs, but at its core, its supporters believe Donald Trump is waging a secret war against elite, devil-worshipping paedophiles.
Its supporters think that Hilary Clinton and Bill Gates are among those 'elite devil-worshipping paedophiles', and that there is a secret network dedicated to trafficking children for rich and prominent celebrities to abuse and harvest for 'adrenochrome', a molecule which keeps the paedophiles looking young.
It started in 2017, when someone known only as 'Q' posted on the anonymous messaging board 4Chan.
Its supporters believe that Donald Trump has been planning a day of reckoning known as the 'Storm', when Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton and other high-ranking Democrats wil be arrested and put on trial for their perceived crimes.
They also think the former president was dropping hints to his followers about when this Storm will come,via secret codes on Twitter-- before his account was deleted.
Why do Q-Anon supporters believe Donald Trump will become president today?
When Joe Biden was inaugurated on 20 January, there was chaos and confusion among Q-Anon supporters, who had been led to believe that Donald Trump would be proven right about election fraud.
They had then been promised that Biden's inauguration day was in fact a trick orchestrated by Donald Trump, who was about to bring about the 'Storm', and that the inauguration was a ruse to get all the high-ranking Democrats in one place-- its supporters believed the Democrats would all be arrested before Biden was sworn in, and that martial law would be implemented nationwide to round up everyone who had spoken against Trump.
When this didn't happen, a new promise took its place-- that Donald Trump would be sworn in on the 'true' inauguration day, today, 4 March 2021.
This stems from a shocking conspiracy theory which states that every US president since 1871 has been illegitimate, because the United States is not a country but a corporation since the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871.
Under their beliefs, Joe Biden is not the President of the United States, but Donald Trump will be-- later today.
What do Q-Anon supporters think will happen on 4 March?
Before 1933, the swearing-in of US presidents occurred on 4 March rather than January, as happens now-- Q-Anon believers think Donald Trump is waiting for the old date to take back power.
Supporters have backed up this theory by claiming that rooms in DC hotels-- particularly the Trump Hotel-- have seen a rise in bookings for 4 March.
However this may be because Q-Anon supporters think something will happen on 4 March-- that believers are booking rooms in the hopes that Trump will be re-inaugurated.
How are authorities reacting to the conspiracy?
Worryingly, authorities in Washington DC have announced there is a 'potential for violence' in the Capital today as Q-Anon supporters gear up for another promised day of reckoning.
The Capitol Hill riots in January were devastating, and occurred because supporters of Donald Trump and Q-Anon were whipped into a frenzy in the belief of the conspiracy theory.
The support for Q-Anon and Donald Trump in certain circles is as high as ever, and the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have confirmed they are 'aware f the potential for violence'.