The former US president, Donald Trump who continues to make claims that Biden’s victory is the result of massive “voter fraud”, is reportedly telling close friends and allies that he will return to the White House as the sitting president by August.
“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),” the New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman tweeted on Tuesday (June 1).
The journalist also said that the former president has been “laser focused” on election audits in states whose results he is still trying to overturn.
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
The former Trump attorney Sidney Powell is also advocating some sort of reinsertion of Trump into office. Powell has said August is when he would go to the Supreme Court to present evidence he’s acquired that would be so convincing that the justices would be forced to reject the 2020 election result.
Over the weekend at a Dallas event, ex-national security adviser Michael Flyn, appeared to voice support for a Myanmar-style coup to happen in the United States He later claimed that his words had been “twisted.”
“Let me be VERY CLEAR – There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in
America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort”, Flynn wrote
on Telegram. “I am no stranger to media manipulating my words and therefore let me repeat my response to a question asked at the conference: There is no reason it (a coup) should happen here (in America).”
In the US, a Yahoo News/YouGov poll released last week found that 64 per cent of Republicans believe that the 2020 election was “rigged and stolen from Trump”.
But some other Republicans like David Frum are calling the former president “delusional.”
If Trump will be reinstated, it will take at least one unprecedented action for that to happen considering there is no Constitutional or legal remedy to overturn the results of an election once the Electoral College votes have been certified by Congress.
With reporting by Business Insider, Sputnik News