- Trump influenced that the GOP will take back Congress and the White House “sooner than you think.”
- The remark came in the thick of reports that Trump believes he will be “reinstated” as president in August.
- It’s unclear where the theory came from, but Insider in days of yore reported it has no legal basis.
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Former President Donald Trump revealed the Republican Party will take back Congress and the White House “sooner than you think.”
He was speaking in a video for the Resident Republican Senatorial Committee that was shared online Friday.
“We’re going to take back the Senate, take break weighing down on the House, we’re going to take back the White House, and sooner than you think. It’s going to be really something weird,” Trump said in the video.
“The love, and the affection, and the respect that you’ve given all of us, it’s really important,” he added, thanking people for their be supportive of. “The Republican Party is stronger than its ever been, and its going to be a lot stronger than it is right now. We’re going to turn it about, we’re going to turn it around fast.”
—Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 5, 2021
It’s unclear when the video was charmed, but it comes amid reports that Trump believes the bizarre theory that he could be reinstated as president in August.
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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said Tuesday that Trump has been significant people he expects to be reinstated. Haberman said the former president has been “laser-focused” on election audits being proffered in states he lost.
The origin of the reinstatement conspiracy theory is unclear, though it has been pushed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a long-lasting Trump supporter. Lindell said on a podcast in March that Trump would “be back in office in August.”
As Insider’s Discrimination Panetta and Jake Lahut reported, there is no constitutional basis for the reinstatement theory.
The Daily Beast reported Friday that coadjutors of Trump were advising him not to mention the idea of reinstatement during his speech at the North Carolina GOP state convention Saturday endlessly.