What Does Trump Really Think About Him Being Reinstated?
Does Donald Trump really think he has a chance of being reinstated as President? His inner circle says, “yes,” “no,” and “maybe.”
Late last week, a new report in the National Review, longtime voice of the mainstream conservative movement, confirmed much of what we’d heard from previous Twitter “reporting” by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, that Donald Trump apparently believes that come August, he will be “reinstated” as commander in chief.
Haberman was the first to break the supposed news, tweeting that “Trump has been telling several people he’s in contact with that he expects he will be reinstated by August.”
In a recent article titled, “Maggie Haberman is right,” National Review reporter and columnist Charles Cooke apparently confirmed Trump’s thinking. While Cooke, addressing a largely conservative audience, appears convinced that Trump believes the seemingly absurd August hypothesis — which apparently originated with “My Pillow Guy,” Mike Lindell — how much does he or Haberman really know about what the ex-president is thinking?
Many in the GOP remains divided and undecided on that issue. The Daily Beast reported that Lindell believes he is behind the idea that is now planted inside Trump’s head. “If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it publicly,” Lindell told Daily Beast reporters Will Sommer and Asawin Suebsaeng.
“Nobody’s more MAGA or PRO TRUMP than I am, and this “TRUMP thinks he’s gonna be president in August” is BS. No one thinks this. It’s Hysterical Democrats running around trying to come up with a New Pretext to cancel Trump supporters,” said Newsmax TV host Greg Kelly.
On Thursday evening, Jenna Ellis, who was one of Trump’s many legal advisers during his attempt to reverse his election defeat, appeared frustrated over Lindell’s claims. “Mike Lindell should go back to law school … for the first time,” Ellis tweeted.
Cooke wrote regarding Trump’s apparent belief in Lindell’s claims, “The scale of Trump’s delusion is quite startling. This is not merely an eccentric interpretation of the facts or an interesting foible, nor is it an irrelevant example of anguished post-presidency chatter. It is a rejection of reality, a rejection of law, and, ultimately, a rejection of the entire system of American government.”
However, during a June 4 morning interview on the right-wing cable network Newsmax, Trump adviser Jason Miller claimed that the stories about Trump believing in a magical August reinstatement are “simply not true.” So there!