According to a new report from New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, former President Donald Trump has announced to “a number of people he’s in contact with” that he believes that he will be reinstated as president by August of this year. Haberman has frequently reported on Trump throughout his time in the spotlight, and she has developed numerous apparent connections that would allow her to obtain such a piece of information. There is, of course, no real-world evidence whatsoever that is in support of the idea that Trump will be imminently reinstalled as president.
As Haberman explained it on Twitter:
‘Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information).’
Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information). https://t.co/kaXSXKnpF0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021
Haberman shared her report in response to a clip showcasing Trump supporters who say that a military coup should take place in the United States. At an event in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend, Michael Flynn — a prominent Trump ally who once served as the then-president’s national security adviser in the White House — seemingly said that a military coup like took place in the Asian country of Myanmar recently “should happen here.” Later on, as CNN notes, a “message posted to a Parler account used by Flynn… claimed Flynn’s words had been twisted and that he was not calling for a coup” — but, in theory, Flynn may have simply been trying to recant in response to pressure.
Notably — whether or not Flynn supports a military coup happening in the United States — Trump is not alone in his reported belief that he’s going to be reinstated as president before the end of the year. According to a recent Forbes report, Mike Lindell — founder and CEO of the MyPillow company and a prominent supporter of conspiracies about election fraud — also believes that Trump is somehow on his way back into office. As summarized by the publication, Lindell told Forbes that “he still expects the Supreme Court to reinstate Trump as president by August at the latest.” No court has ever accepted the idea that Biden’s win was the result of fraud — yet Lindell continues.