Donald Trump’s allies have pleaded with him not to mention a conspiracy theory that claims he will be reinstated as president in August, fearing it will hurt his reelection chances.
Trump is set to appear at the Republican Party’s annual convention in North Carolina on Saturday, but his aides are advising him to keep quiet about a bizarre claim he allegedly made earlier this week, calling for a return to the presidency in the next two years. months.
New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman first reported on Tuesday that the former president “has told a number of people he is in contact with that he expects to be reinstated in August.”
Former President Donald Trump is advised not to say anything at a rally this weekend in North Carolina where he could suggest he could be back at the White House by August
Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s comments came after Trump’s original national security adviser Michael Flynn said there should be a Myanmar-style coup.
Haberman also pointed out that Trump supporters have expressed support for the idea of a coup.
But a confidant said: The everyday beast they pray that Trump does not bow to the will of his supporters when he takes the stage on Saturday.
‘I have transferred something’ [to Trump] along the lines of: ‘It would be a terrible idea to even say the word ‘August’ [at Saturday’s event]’ a source is said to have told the former president.
Former Trump adviser Robert Jeffress, a pastor at a Dallas megachurch, took to the stage to urge his friend not to mention the word “August” at his meeting.
He said: “I have and will continue to be a strong supporter of President Trump.
“I’d love to see him back in the White House in 2024, but I don’t think there’s any point in re-contesting the last election. We need to focus on winning the next election.
According to Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, the former president has told people he expects to be reappointed as president in August.
“People need to engage and deal with reality, not fantasy. I know the president as an extremely intelligent person, one of the smartest people I have ever known, and I would seriously doubt any reports that he thinks he will be reappointed in August.”
According to The Beast, several other sources have also reached out to Trump to deliver a simple message: “Who’s trying to get you in your ear to tell you that by August, or at any time, you’ll be in the White House? House could be restored’ time during President Joe Biden’s tenure, don’t know what they’re talking about, and repeating their deranged theories in public could be used against you by your enemies. It would be better to focus on the 2022 midterm elections and then on the 2024 presidential race.”
The sources have also revealed that they have tried to take their case to Trump as gently as possible, fearing that if they push him too hard, he will talk about it to bully them.
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times tweeted Tuesday morning that former President Donald Trump has been telling people he expects to be reinstated as president in August
The former president lost his legal protections when he left office in January, with Haberman reporting that Trump is pushing the idea of reinstatement as he faces possible charges over his business dealings
Haberman also reported that Trump has been “laser-targeted” on audits taking place in Arizona while another is expected in Georgia as the former president continues to push the “big lie”
Trump has made sporadic statements since he left the White House, the most recent of which has claimed him that his theory that COVID emanated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology was finally justified.
But he hasn’t said anything about the claim for a recovery in August, leaving Trump supporters worried about such a recovery.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a close ally of Trump, said he likely inspired the former president.
“If Trump says August, it’s probably because he heard me say it in public,” Lindell says told The Daily Beast on Wednesday.
“The month of August, for this is subjective… but I don’t know if it will be that month specifically… I’ve talked about it with my lawyers who said they should have something ready to bring before the US Supreme Court by July. So in my mind, I hope that means we can have Donald Trump back in the White House in August. That’s how I ended up in August and I’m hopeful that that’s right.’
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch ally of Trump, said he probably inspired him. “If Trump says August, it’s probably because he heard me say it in public.” The two are pictured together in the White House on March 30, 2020
Lindell referred to evidence that President Joe Biden fraudulently won the November 2020 election. No such evidence of such fraud has ever been discovered, despite multiple claims by Trump suggesting that he had been unjustly removed from office.
Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump said on Thursday that people are “excited” for nothing and that her father-in-law doesn’t really expect her to become president again.
“As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be at the White House in August. Maybe there’s something I don’t know,” Lara told the Fox & Friends panel Thursday morning.
“But no, I think a lot of people get a little excited about something just because maybe there wasn’t enough pushback, you know, from the Republican side,” she added.
“So no, I haven’t heard of any plans to install Donald Trump in the White House in August.”
Lara, who is married to Trump’s second-oldest son, Eric, appears to be the most talked-about member of the former president’s orbit to respond to the report and deny its validity.
Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara, opposed the reports on Thursday, urging “Fox & Friends” that the former president does not expect to be reinstated in the White House in August.
Trump this week shut down his “desk” blog where he posted statements as a way to get around his social media ban.
The webpage was shut down just 29 days after launch because Trump didn’t like that it had such a low readership and was mocked, according to The Washington Post.
Many of the former president’s musings through those statements centered on his claims of widespread voter fraud. He would also complain about Democrats in Washington and endorse Republicans loyal to him.
Haberman said Trump was “laser-targeted” on election audits — including the state Senate-led Republican audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, as well as another audit expected in Georgia’s Fulton County — as the Manhattan District Attorney has a grand jury is expected to decide whether to charge the former president.
Trump’s daughter-in-law, who shared two children with Eric, is rumored to be considering running for a Senate election in her home state of North Carolina due to Senator Richard Burr’s resignation.
During Thursday’s interview, Lara mocked the outlet that first claimed Trump believes he will be reinstated in late summer of 2021.
“I think you have to look at who those networks are and who’s pushing that story out,” she said of the report, which came out of the Times and was pushed shortly after by some of Trump’s biggest hostile media — CNN, MSNBC and The Washington. Post.
MAGA fans took to the water in Jupiter, Florida, for a boat parade earlier this week
Huge fleet of boats carrying a sea of Trump flags join the parade in Jupiter, Florida
Trump has continued to falsely push that he did not lose the 2020 race to President Joe Biden.
Supporters have taken on that message, with a number of Trump fans carrying “Trump won” flags at a major Florida boat parade over Memorial Day weekend.
And some of his allies have given Trump’s most ardent supporters false hopes that he could be reinstated.
Last weekend, attorney Sidney Powell told an audience in Dallas that Trump could be coming back.
“It has to be that he can just be reinstated, that a new inauguration day is set,” she said, cheering. ‘And Biden is told to leave the White House. And President Trump has to get back in.”
Powell is known for spreading a number of conspiracy theories among Trump supporters about the 2020 race.