New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman reported that former President Donald Trump is “telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” A National Review journalist then said that Haberman is correct. “Donald Trump does indeed believe quite genuinely that he — along with former senators David Perdue and Martha McSally — will be “reinstated,” Charles Cooke writes. And that’s not how it works. Trump lost to Joe Biden in the electoral and popular vote.
Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech at the North Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention on Saturday evening, and that has some of his allies concerned, according to the Daily Beast.
“And there is one particular morsel that various Trump advisers and confidants are praying that the twice-impeached former president does not serve to his followers this weekend—or, ever,” the outlet reports.
“I conveyed something [to Trump] to the effect of, ‘It would be a terrible idea to even say the word, ‘August’ [at Saturday’s event],” a person who is still in contact with the twice-impeached one-term president told the outlet.
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“Several close allies of the former president have made a point of getting in touch with Trump to deliver a simple message, according to three sources familiar with the matter,” the report continues.
“The message: Whoever is trying to get in your ear to tell you that you could be “reinstated” in the White House by August, or at any time during President Joe Biden’s term in office, doesn’t know what they’re talking about, and repeating their deranged theories in public could be used against you by your enemies,” the outlet reports. “Furthermore, they told him, it would be better to focus on the 2022 midterm elections and, subsequently, the 2024 presidential race.”
These knowledgeable sources said that the people close to Trump who’ve sought to dissuade him from talking about this publicly have counseled him gently and diplomatically, determining that pushing too hard could risk inadvertently nudging the mercurial ex-president towards actually talking about it.
“Several advisers to Trump would only want him to mention August or “reinstatement” on Saturday, or any day, if he were to quickly deny that this kind of reinstallation is possible,” the report adds. “But as of Friday evening, Trump’s office had yet to release a statement pushing back on this week’s reporting that he believes this, even though the former president hasn’t been shy about commenting on recent news items that he alleges are incorrect.”
The people in Trump’s orbit are tiptoeing around the former president, who thinks there is some sort of mechanism to reinstate the loser of the presidential race that took place over seven months ago. Perhaps Trump should read the Constitution. Trump is either getting more delusional or he plans to use the August “reinstatement” for donations.
You can read the full report here.
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