Former President Donald Trump has reportedly been telling his associates that he expects to be “reinstated” as president this summer, sitting the internet abuzz.
Trump, who left the White House in disgrace after being impeached twice and voted out at the ballot box, has been “laser-focused” on voting audits being conducted in Arizona and other states by Republicans who are looking for evidence to back his election fraud claims, reported the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, and allies like Mike Flynn have suggested the military might take action to get him back in the White House.
Trump’s declaration comes as he faces possible indictment in New York.
Social media users were split over the seriousness of Trump’s threat, unable to decide whether to laugh or panic.
The insurrection continues… https://t.co/XbxeqodjJy
— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) June 1, 2021
He knows he will not be reinstated in August. He wants to throw out these bread crumbs to keep his base engaged. There is a ton of money to be made when the base is angry/energized/motivated. There is no money to be made once the base realizes he is never becoming pres again.
— Donald Jackass Trump (@DonaldJTrips) June 1, 2021
They guy won't even be reinstated to his Facebook account by August
— Nunca Trumpismo (@NeverTrumpTexan) June 1, 2021
Sounds like he may be expecting an indictment and is preparing his followers to react by creating the impression that an indictment is merely an effort to prevent to his pending restoration.
— Clarity Connaissance (@CConnaissance) June 1, 2021
This is yet another QAnon lie that will be broadcast relentlessly until it doesn’t happen. The true believers will simply dismiss it for the next big lie. At least they always have something to look forward to.
— A Republic If You Can Keep It (@ABetterRepublic) June 1, 2021
Of course the best part about this if he's out on the stump saying he is actually the president in August is going to be watching elected GOP officials squirm when asked about it.
— Kyle Conner (@udkyle) June 1, 2021
He needs to be treated as the most leaders of failed coups in history have been treated https://t.co/KoC2CQUtZE
— Grudgie the Whale (@grudging1) June 1, 2021
I think it's a grave mistake for people to dismiss Trump's plan to resume power in August as the rantings of a madman. https://t.co/3myAEWvMEw
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 1, 2021
This is exactly what I have been wondering about…what happens if he is, in fact, indicted for something? His crazy followers will not take it lightly.
— Mariterri (@Mariterri0607) June 1, 2021
Is there a medical term for a defeated ex-President who is reported to be telling people he expects to be soon “reinstated?"
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 1, 2021