Former President and habitual liar Donald Trump has reportedly been telling friends and associates that he’ll be reinstated as president in August.
According to a tweet from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, Trump is telling those around him that he expects to be reinstated as 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). https://t.co/kaXSXKnpF0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021
According to Haberman, Trump’s declaration came after his former national security adviser Michael Flynn expressed support for a coup attempt in the U.S.
Flynn was asked at a QAnon conference why can’t there be a coup attempt similar to what’s happened in Myanmar. “No reason, I mean, it should happen,” Flynn responded. Flynn later said he was misquoted, despite video footage of his response to the question.
A coup attempt has been widely discussed among Republicans who believe the election was stolen from Trump and the Republican party. At the same time Republicans are largely ignoring or dismissing the former president’s first coup attempt, the Capital Storm that took place in January.
Trump’s supporters may believe he’s gearing up for a second run at the White House, but others are working to put Trump and many in his organization behind bars. New York Attorney General’s Cy Vance and Letitia James have joined forces in their investigations into Trump’s organization and his tax returns, which has now turned into a criminal investigation.
For those who believe he will be reinstated, if he is, 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.
It appears Trump and his supporters are banking on the results of several partisan election audits. However at least one of those audits has already come under intense scrutiny. Arizona’s Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, a group of mostly Republicans, has urged Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to end the audit.
“We implore you to recognize the obvious truth: your ‘auditors’ are in way over their heads,” the board wrote in a letter to Fann according to Yahoo News. “America should recognize the same.”