In the wake of the appalling mob attack on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump has refused to back down one inch. For months now, he has continued to push fake election fraud narratives and tried to undermine the legitimacy of the Biden administration from his blog — and now we know why.
The New York Times‘ crack reporter Maggie Haberman revealed on Tuesday morning that Trump expects to be “reinstated” to the presidency sometime in August, which is why he continues to push these fake narratives and why his supporters continue to openly yearn for a military overthrow of the government like we saw former Gen. Michael Flynn do at the QAnon convention this weekend.
How Donald Trump would be “reinstated” to the presidency is unclear, but pesky little things like details, legality, or reality have never been of much concern to the decrepit sexual predator.
Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information). https://t.co/kaXSXKnpF0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021
It is terrifying to fully comprehend that a former U.S. president is casually setting the groundwork for the overthrow of our democratic system and an abrupt end to the world’s oldest democracy out of nothing but spite and egotism — and even more alarming to see how many current members of the government and how many of their voters would cheer to see it happen.
Social media users met the news with a mixture of bemusement and horror:
He’s like the graduated senior who wants to crash the high school events.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 1, 2021
It comes down to the fact that Trump can’t/won’t admit that he lost. Bigly. Legitimately. Resoundingly. Because he sucked and should never have been president. Now the Big Lie that fomented the Capitol attack has become his re-election campaign and threatens to undo the republic.
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) June 1, 2021
The former president is telling allies he will be reinstated as President in August due to fake audits by his fans and new GOP laws to overturn elections.
Any politician who thinks the value of the filibuster exceeds the value of protecting America’s voting process is an idiot.
— Robert J. DeNault (@robertjdenault) June 1, 2021
I expect to be reinstated as a Nobel laureate by August. https://t.co/G3Ywtgep0J
— Rabih Alameddine (@rabihalameddine) June 1, 2021