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Trump's DC hotel is hiking prices for March 4 — the day QAnon followers think the former president will be sworn in
  • QAnon followers believe that Trump will be sworn in on March 4, 2021.
  • This belief is rooted in a conspiracy theory that all presidents post-1871 are illegitimate.
  • Trump's DC hotel is the only one in the area to have hiked prices for March 4, Forbes reported.
QAnon's most dedicated followers still believe that former President Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 presidential election, is yet to be sworn in.

March 4, 2021 is a day they have marked in their diaries, insisting that is the date when Trump will be inaugurated in Washington, DC, and, ultimately, return to power.

Coincidentally, Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC is hiking up the prices of suites around that period. The hotel, just blocks away from the White House, has almost tripled the rates for some rooms on the nights of March 3 and 4, according to Forbes.

The reason why QAnon supporters place so much importance on March 4 is rooted in the bizarre beliefs of the 'sovereign citizen movement.'

It believes that Americans are not subject to a variety of federal laws. The basis for this is that a law, enacted in 1871, secretly turned the US into a corporation rather than a nation.

Consequently, they view every president inaugurated since as illegitimate. Members of the sovereign citizen movement believe that former President Ulysses S. Grant was the last legitimate president.

Grant, like other presidents in the 19th century, was inaugurated on March 4. The sovereign citizen movement believes that the republic will be restored and Trump will become the US's 19th president on March 4, 2021.

... The normal rate for a deluxe king in March would usually run between $476 and $596, according to Forbes. This year, the same type of room is priced has almost tripled. On March 3 and 4, the magazine reported that the room is going for $1,331 per night.


... This would not be the first time that a Trump hotel had raised its rates to coincide with a political event.

On January 5 and 6, Trump International raised its rates significantly. The cheapest room available was $8,000 on the night of the deadly insurrection, according to Forbes' reporter Suzanne Rowan Kelleher.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-dc-hotel-hiking-rates-qanon-think-sworn-march-4-2021-2

British Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to alert her husband after Trump held her hand 'by surprise' during a 2017 visit
  • During a 2017 US visit, Trump and May were pictured holding hands outside The White House.
  • The hand-holding took May 'by surprise,' her former chief of staff has revealed in a documentary.
  • May tried to alert her husband before the pictures hit the media, The Guardian reported.
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May was alarmed by former President Donald Trump's decision to hold her hand during a 2017 visit to the White House, according to a documentary seen by The Guardian.

Former President Donald Trump and Former British Prime Minister Theresa May
"He held her hand going through the colonnades, which took us all by surprise, and as it turns out, took Theresa by surprise," Fiona Hill, the former Downing Street joint chief of staff, said in the documentary.

"She couldn't really take her hand back, so she was stuck," Hill continued.


"The first thing she said [afterward] was 'I need to call Philip just to let him know that I've been holding hands with another man before it hits the media,'" she added.

The hand-holding took place during May's two-day visit to the US, marking Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader after his 2017 inauguration.

Also, during this visit, May reportedly witnessed a "toe-curling" outburst from Trump.

In the BBC's three-part documentary series, "Trump Takes on the World," Hill recalled the former president berating his advisers.

After Trump was informed that Putin had called The White House but not been through, it took place, reported The Guardian.

"Trump, at this point, looks not orange but red. He flipped. Furious," Hill said in the documentary.

May and Trump famously had a fractious working relationship. The former president was reportedly so dominant in calls with May that she only had 5 seconds to make her point.

Trump would often scold her in phone calls, according to CNN.

The former president called her "a fool," the media outlet reported.


The pair publicly clashed in November 2017 when May criticized Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos by far-right group Britain First.

In a tweet, Trump responded: "Don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom."
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/theresa-may-tried-alert-her-husband-trump-holding-her-hand-2021-2

Liz Cheney says Trump 'does not have a role as the leader' of the GOP going forward
  • Rep. Liz Cheney reaffirmed on Sunday her vote to impeach Trump.
  • "The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment," she said.
  • Cheney said that "people have been lied to" by Trump's repeated echoing of debunked claims on voter fraud.
"I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our duty is to the Constitution," she said in response to being formally censured by the Wyoming Republican Party on February 6. "The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment and it doesn't bend to partisanship, it doesn't bend to political pressure. It's the most important oath that we take and so I will stand by that and I will continue to fight for all of the issues that matter so much to us all across Wyoming."

... Cheney blasted Trump's longstanding efforts to sow doubts into President Joe Biden's victory and the electoral process, which culminated in masses of rioters attempting to stop the Electoral College certification.

"People in the party are mistaken," she said. "They believe that BLM and Antifa were behind what happened here at the Capitol. It's just simply not the case, not true and we are going to have a lot of work we have to do."

"People have been lied to," Cheney said. "The extent to which President Trump, for months leading up to January 6th, spread the notion that the election had been stolen or that the election was rigged, was a lie. And people need to understand that."

... "Somebody who has provoked an attack on the United States Capitol to prevent the counting of electoral votes, which resulted in five people dying, who refused to stand up immediately when he was asked to stop the violence...that is a person who does not have a role as the leader of our party going forward," Cheney said.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/liz-cheney-house-republican-party-trump-impeachment-2021-2

Ex-Parler CEO said he didn't want the platform to work with Trump for fear the president would 'bully' employees into doing what he wanted
  • John Matze, the former CEO of Parler, told Axios on HBO that he did not want to work with Trump.
  • He said we was concerned Trump would "bully" employees into doing what he wanted.
  • BuzzFeed reported Parler offered Trump a 40% stake in exchange for becoming his go-to social media.
John Matze, the former CEO of Parler, said during an interview with Axios on HBO that he didn't want the social media platform to work with Donald Trump.

"I didn't like the idea of working with Trump because he might have bullied people inside the company to do what he wanted," Matze told Axios during an interview that aired Sunday.

"But I was worried that if we didn't sign the deal, he might have been vengeful and told his followers to leave Parler," Matze added.


Parler, which has very limited content moderation, grew in popularity among Trump supporters and far-right figures following the election in November. However, Trump, who frequently complained about Twitter adding fact-check labels to his tweets, never made a verified Parler account.

Matze also told Axios he does not know why Trump has not joined the platform, despite being booted off other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for violating their terms.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/parler-ceo-john-matze-didnt-want-to-work-with-trump-2021-2

Biden will rejoin UN Human Rights Council after Trump called it 'hypocritical and self-serving' for its scrutiny of Israel
  • Biden's administration wants to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council, the Associated Press reports.
  • Trump withdrew from the Council in 2018, saying it was biased against Israel.
  • Republican lawmakers have already called on Biden to reconsider plans to rejoin.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a senior US diplomat in Geneva will announce plans for the US to rejoin the United Nations Human Rights Council as an observer on Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Former President Donald Trump withdrew from the council in 2018 after his administration said it was politically biased, especially towards Israel.

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN at the time, said that the council ignored violations from countries like Venezuela, China, and Saudi Arabia, and that Israel was "singled out in a way that no other country is singled out."

The UN General Assembly will elect new members to the council at the end of this year, and the US is working towards getting a full member seat.

During his campaign, Biden pledged to rejoin the council. One official told Reuters that Biden's administration still thinks the council needs reform. "We know that the Council has the potential to be an important forum for those fighting tyranny and injustice around the world. By being present at the table, we seek to reform it and ensure it can live up to that potential," the official said.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-will-rejoin-un-human-rights-council-trump-pulled-out-2021-2

No TrumpsπŸ‘±‍♂️ Newsbites was formerly Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites.

Trumpism
or Trump-ism

Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trump, whom many observers consider an anomaly, left the White House by saying, “We will be back in some form.” His legacy is “Trumpism” – a wave of white nationalism.


Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.