Donald Trump has told people he ‘expects he will get reinstated by August’

President Trump delivers remarks to supporters in DC to support Trump's claims of voter fraud

“Maggie Haberman” was trending on Twitter for much of the past 24 hours. Haberman is the New York Times reporter with an inside line to Trumpworld, and Haberman was one of Trump’s favorite reporters. She broke a lot of stories, but mostly she was criticized for keeping up good relationships with fascists, racists and white supremacists under the guise of “people need to know their perspectives too.” So why was Haberman trending? Because of these tweets:

Not “reinstated” on Twitter. “Reinstated” in the White House. Trump has been telling people around him that he expects to be back in the White House by August. The delusional ravings of a senile mad-man? Yes. But also something much more sinister:

The anti-democratic conspiracy theory [that Trump will be “reinstated” as president] has been bubbling up in fringe conservative media for several months. It has no basis under the Constitution or any legitimate legal framework. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been a prominent proponent of the theory. The former Trump attorney Sidney Powell also floated the idea at a QAnon conference over the weekend.

The anticipation of a Trump reinstatement on a certain date could spread further among the most dedicated Trump supporters. The calls to help overturn the 2020 election on January 6, for example, gained steam through a pro-Trump bus tour by a fringe group and led to the insurrection at the Capitol. Lindell has said August is when he would go to the Supreme Court to present evidence he’s acquired that would be so convincing that the justices would be forced to reject the 2020 election result. A podcast from the former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has amplified the conspiracy theory, as Lindell and others have gone on the show to promote it with minimal pushback. The podcast is influential among GOP lawmakers hoping to avoid a primary challenge while seeking reelection. Trump’s lawyers and other Republicans filed dozens of lawsuits related to the election; all failed.

[From Business Insider via VF]

Yeah, that’s the reason why we have to take this sh-t seriously, because it is serious. These are the same people who orchestrated a deadly insurrection on the Capitol on January 6th. They telegraphed that terrorist attack as well – for weeks and months leading up to Jan. 6th, right-wing radio, social media and fringe characters had been agitating for and organizing the insurrection. Are they once again telegraphing a future terrorist attack? The Trump people have already made serious moves to delegitimize Biden’s electoral wins in several states (Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Wisconsin) and the MAGA terrorists argue that a military-style coup could be afoot once they “win” their efforts to declare Biden “not president.” While I’m absolutely worried that MAGA-terrorism has infiltrated the military, what concerns me more is coordinated MAGA-terrorist attacks conducted by delusional nutbags inspired by the Jan. 6th insurrectionists.

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  1. Darla says:

    Yeah, this got me pretty upset yesterday, I definitely take it seriously. It does feel good to read someone write “maga terrorists’ etc. I am so sick and tired of the media downplaying what this is, who they are. This is bad. I don’t really believe American Democracy has long. I always said Biden was a short reprieve, and maybe not even that.

    • Esmom says:

      It is really bad and yesterday was the first time I sensed more of a collective alarm bell being sounded.

      That said, I also think many Republicans might prefer Biden in office because it gives them so much grievance fodder. The faux outrage and rank hypocrisy have been just relentless and that seems like a pretty effective way to keep the base fired up to vote.

      Basically we are effed no matter which was you look at it, unless we can get the Democrats to actually use the power they wield.

      • liz says:

        @Esmom – agree on all points, with the addition that the “old school mainline Republicans” prefer Biden in office because of the stability. Commercial/business interests do not want to see a Myanmar-style military coup because it will undermine the economic stability of the country. If the US economy is unstable, the world economy is unstable. All they care about is making money. Yes, they make more if there is a “deregulate everything and lower taxes” party in power, but they make nothing if the economy has collapsed.

        That said, the elected Republicans have a different interest – staying in office. And that means catering to the cult.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        “That said, the elected Republicans have a different interest – staying in office. And that means catering to the cult.”

        and that means the Jan 6 insurrection is looking more & more like an equivalent trial run failed coup like the Nazi Beer-hall putsch that will eventually lead to a full blown coup because the GOP would rather become actual modern-day nazis than face losing power by standing up to the cult or ejecting them from their ranks

      • Anne Call says:

        All these maniac’s know he’s not going back into office, but it’s how they keep fundraising/grifting off their moronic base.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      The elation I felt immediately after the Biden/Harris victory has been replaced with the same general anxiety and hopelessness I felt during the trump years. Except it has nothing to do with trump himself. My hopelessness stems from the daily reminders of the mindless masses not only supporting him, but gleefully, zealously supporting him to their own detriment. And then you have the non-magats who are still willing to support him because they’re just so damn selfish, they don’t care about their fellow human beings harmed by these policies. Trump is just a symptom. His followers are the disease that will eventually lead to the death of American democracy.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Agirlandherdog, my friends and I have also become alarmed again. First you have the GOP pushing the “steal” again and the audits–if you can call them that because they’re really ridiculous–and now their efforts to make January 6 look like a meet and greet rather than what it was: An insurrection.

        I thought last Summer that a civil war was possible. I’m back to thinking that again. I’ve always thought that the first mistake that the GOP is making is thinking that it is the 1930s when Hitler could control the media. Well, it’s 2021 and that’s not possible now. The second mistake is that they really believe that Independents and Democrats as incapable of fighting back. The reason I believe that is the GOP seems to think that they can easily over throw democracy and go forward as they plan. Well, that won’t happen. I’m just hoping they won’t find that out the hard way. They completely underestimate how much democracy means to the majority of us.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    Haberman’s mother worked for Trump for a long time. Maggie pretty much serves as part of the Trump PR team. Her “source” is usually Ivanka.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Yes and what annoys me is Haberman’s dishonesty about her allegiance to tRump. She’s another one of those people I don’t even listen to anymore, lying liar trick. You never know what’s true with her.

      • Lightpurple says:

        She seems to think Ivanka is her friend when Ivanka clearly sees her as something to be used.

    • Mac says:

      Haberman didn’t post this to notify us of Trump’s intentions, she posted it to notify his cult following to be ready. She is his Twitter presence now.

    • KNy says:

      I think Haberman’s mother is connected with the Kushners actually. Equally horrible.

  3. tbg says:

    WHY won’t he just go the eff away? I can’t believe this d*ck is back in the news stirring up trouble again, and here I am feeling the same rage I felt in January. This man is so bad for sane people’s mental health. They better get the military to stand guard in Washington again, this time with plenty of artillery.

    • Meredith says:

      His unusually desperate desire to stay president — a job he obviously hated — was/is because that’s where he has immunity from prosecution for his multiple crimes. That, and his being in office, supported by his cultists, is a perpetual grift machine for himself and his family. It’s that simple, I believe…

    • Mac says:

      His ego and personality disorders prevent him from admitting to himself he lost. In his sick mind he believes he must have been cheated and must seek to claim what is rightfully his. Also, he’s in serious trouble with the law and he knows it. The only safe place for him is the White House.

    • cassandra says:

      I’m not happy that he’s still around inciting his cult into violence.

      At the same time, him being around pulling this crap means that’s centrists and moderate Republicans can’t ignore how batshit and treasonous the GOP is.

      I’m terrified the GOP will put up someone like Hawley or DeSantis in 2024. They’re fascists who pass as “normal” and they would win. Easily. With Trump around being Trumpy it’s a hell of a lot harder to sweep everything under the rug and pretend the GOP isn’t an insurrectionist fascist cult.

      • Kkat says:

        I’m predicting it will be Paul Ryan, he has been making steps to get back out there again. His intention was always to run as President. He left office so that the trump stink didn’t get on him

        And as much as I hate Ryan, if I had to choose between him and Hawley, DeSantis, Tucker ect, I’d have to go with Ryan.

  4. Izzy says:

    The FBI and military need to purge the white terrorists from their ranks NOW, because they’re definitely in there and a threat to our national security. And someone please indict this assclown quick, fast, and in a hurry.

    • Darla says:

      His indictment might only bring on the coming hot civil war, it’s his death that is our true escape. There isn’t another trump waiting in the wings, he is a singular monster, just like there wasn’t another hitler. But…the GOP itself is now an authoritarian party, overturning democracy so they can institute decades-long minority rule. That’s why they have all of their ducks lined up. When trump goes they no longer have a messianic figurehead.

      Either way, American Democracy is truly on life support, and it won’t end well. But it will end soon.

      • HeatherC says:

        It will depend on how and when he dies, really. If there is any way they can pin his death on Democrats, liberals, and the current administration, the MAGAt crazies will martyr him and use him as a rallying point.

      • Darla says:

        That’s true Heather.

      • Esme says:

        A coup seems far fetched – they can storm the capitol, but even the military (who I believe is not going to risk its generous budget by supporting this madness) cannot hold the whole country. It’s a big place.
        And not one of the money people will support this, there’s easier ways to keep making money, stop workers from unionizing, maintain control and tax breaks without critical disruption.
        This is, IMHO, a very cynical strategy for encouraging domestic terrorists, so they dominate the news, disrupt the Biden’s administration goals, ending with the banning of free assembly, BLM aktions, workers unions. MAGA and Trump are useful idiots, not masterminds.

      • Valerie says:

        I don’t say this to be pessimistic, but I don’t think his death would change anything. They’d immediately make a saint out of him in death as they have in life. He’s their god as it is. They’d make it part of their belief system and say that he was killed for knowing and trying to expose the truth. It sounds extreme, but that’s who they are.

    • Snuffles says:

      I can’t remember where I read it but I heard they already began purging Trump hires and loyalists in the government.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      That’s what they want to do. Use the military to overthrow the government.

    • Mac says:

      Unfortunately it’s not that easy. Everyone in policing and the military has a right to free speech and free assembly. Until DOJ declares white supremacist organizations terrorists groups there isn’t much that can be done. I fear Garland is too old school to grasp the reality of the problem.

  5. Capepopsie says:

    😳🙈😵‍💫😰😱
    Lost for words!

  6. Snuffles says:

    I can only hope the Biden administration is on top of it.

  7. Becks1 says:

    I am taking this seriously, it’s terrifying. I think Trump is pretty far gone by this point, from a mental standpoint, but the people rallying around him aren’t, and that’s the concern. If these were just the ranting and ravings of a demented old man that no one paid attention to, then we could laugh, but they’re not. He’s fanning the flames and it could be very ugly.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The entire US Republican party is behind him, supporting all of this insanity.

      • lanne says:

        I wonder if it’s less that they support trumps strategy, or that they fear their constituents who do. These are people who want to keep their jobs, after all. I think they justify it by downplaying the threat posed by the nut jobs, but a lot of them have realized they created a beast they can’t control.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yep – you just need to look at what they trying to pull in Texas to see where they are going and are determined to take the ENTIRE country with them.

      • Mac says:

        I’m amazed that Republicans don’t realize the MAGA mob can and will turn on them. None of them are Trump so none of them are safe.

    • teehee says:

      I interpret this “belief” as a PLAN– ie an actually successful coup, mayhaps, with the underground planning and support of insiders to make it happen. Ie, magically low guard count, no camera footage, no fences, lots of weaponry etc.

      Dammit, but these 6 months of peace have been heavenly, AIR??

      Edit: question, why pick August? Is there some sort of recess or travel planned or what… why August. Or did he just golf enough till then on his own accord, to prefer to golf on everyones dime instead…
      Hold on to yer butts, we may have a traumatic time coming upon us (even if that attempt again fails).

      • Darla says:

        Well, congress won’t be in session. So I don’t know who they’re going to attack, but yeah it’s recess.

  8. Cecilia says:

    This is why we absolutely do not “need to hear their side too”. Ever since Katie Hopkins got kicked of twitter i haven’t heard a peep from her yet these people keep checking in with Trump??? The media obsession with trump is dangerous and will do serious harm to democracy

  9. livealot says:

    he needs to be neutralized and the insurrectionists indicted. end of.

  10. Maria says:

    This is potentially very scary, but I feel better because he no longer has his Twitter platform, etc, anymore and that really does make a huge difference.

  11. smcollins says:

    After Jan. 6th I would hope this type of “announcement” will be taken seriously and that we’ll be better prepared for it. I also read that Trump plans to be back to holding his rallies this summer (how they’ll be paid for idk) and, as the “leader” of the GOP, he’s reportedly going to be the keynote speaker at some Republican convention this weekend in North Carolina. It’s beginning and all hands need to be on deck to keep this insane bullshit from getting out of control (again).

  12. Jessica says:

    I’m far FAR more concerned about the people amplifying his delusions. They’re not senile, they know they don’t have an argument or case, and they know they can release anarchy at their pleasure. What are they leading us towards? I haven’t been able to shake the idea that we’re living in the downfall of the United States. The insanity never ends!

    • Esmom says:

      I agree that it’s his ignorant and hateful supporters who continue to keep the MAGA/white supremacist movement alive. It seems like no city, no town, is immune to the rise of extremism that he fueled with the help of right wing propaganda. It’s horrifying, and hard to imagine how this might ever end.

  13. The delusional narcissist says what? I just may call my former employer and demand that he reinstate me by August lol.

  14. smee says:

    And this is no doubt the reason Michael Flynn is saying there should be a “Myanmar-style military coup” in the U.S.

    The FBI needs to bring the hammer down on these nuts.

    • Darla says:

      Biden left Christoper Wray, a Republican, in charge at the FBI. That’s a mistake we will all come to regret. One way or the other.

      • Hannah says:

        I mean this is because Biden is half a Republican himself and loves “bipartisanship.”

        Christopher Wray is a Republican, but not an anarchist / Trumper. He condemned the January insurrection as terrorism. I highly doubt he would back a literal military coup.

      • Darla says:

        And yet, Christopher Wray survived a full term under Trump. I’ve always wondered how. I don’t think he would back a coup, but neither did Comey and without Comey, we don’t get Trump. You look back to Freeh, the Republican FBI director under Clinton, and I am telling you, you will see, we will all come to regret allowing any Republican to sit in that office under a Democratic President. I strongly disagree with Biden on this, and in fact, I am sick over it. If Obama didn’t learn from Freeh, and he did not, and now Biden didn’t learn from Comey, wtf does it take to LEARN??

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Never forget Erik Prince and his private army – the one that was behind the attack on the Capital in Jan. I’ve always thought that was a dry run – they are going to attempt another coup.

    • Valerie says:

      Don’t worry, he was only talking about Minamar! /s.

  15. Willow says:

    Deleted

  16. HeatherC says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things, America. Because when the dog is rabid, we don’t put it down. God I hope this is just another empty threat like Trump being officially inaugurated in March 3, then March 20 (remember that?). I was just getting used to not checking my Twitter in anticipated horror every morning.

  17. Mina_Esq says:

    Sounds like My Pillow Guy isn’t aware that SCOTUS is in summer recess in August lol Anyway, this is terrifying. One can only hope that Biden people are on too of this.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “Sounds like My Pillow Guy isn’t aware that SCOTUS is in summer recess in August”

      also not aware that you can’t just, like, make an appointment to present a case to them.

      • Mina_Esq says:

        Lol right? They are not magical oracles that will hear their pleas and grant them a wish through divine intervention.

  18. Miranda says:

    This will not be over until he’s dead. That’s it. I wouldn’t feel that democracy is safe even if he were in prison.

  19. Calibration says:

    Not American but in Jan, those people seemed not to be treated as terrorists? It looked shocking. I kept wondering had they been of different colour. And for people like AOC and Nancy. UGH. Horrible

  20. Leah says:

    He and his cronies really have no idea how any of this works, ie: civics 101. I am looking forward to the day that I get that news alert that mortality has finally called his number. He’s a monster.

    Biden and crew should take this seriously because Jan 6th was no joke. I think small things that are happening right now is all a set up to a bigger picture. For example, yesterday when that senator claimed that antifa left graffiti at her house. It was eventually found to be fake because the graffiti matched known samples of her handwriting (she has a very unique way of dotting her i’s). However it is false flags like this that can lead to bigger problems and get the nuts on a roll.

    • Leah says:

      Correction: She’s a congresswoman for SC, she’s not a senator.

      • cassandra says:

        wtf is wrong with these people? Not only are they doing crazy crap like this, they’re also stupid enough to think they’ll get away with it. The worst part is that the Q people won’t believe she did it to her own house.

  21. nicegirl says:

    Terrifying

  22. jferber says:

    Oh, fuck. So he’s relying on Michael Flynn, the Proud Boys, and Qanon to head a bloody coup so Trump will be crowned king? We know that 70% of Republicans believe Trump won anyway. The scary part is, I see how this can happen. We are in jeopardy.

  23. AmyB says:

    Never in a million years did I think Trump would become this F**KING delusional. Don’t get me wrong, I always disliked Trump – back in his reality television days. I just never gave him very much thought. Thought he was a sleaze bag, cheater & womanizer, and generally gave me the creeps. I was literally floored and disgusted when he won the GOP nomination…and on and on. And the fact that most of the Republican party still supports this mentally deranged, narcissistic sociopath – is literally beyond my comprehension at this point. They had their chance to reclaim the GOP party after Biden won the election. YES, he legit won the election LOL!! Trump was out, and they could have taken steps to get their party back on track. I know some of them tried to speak out….ugh

    And yes, as many have said here – This shit is scary!!! Look what happened Jan. 6th!! And the Republicans in the Senate can’t even get their shit together in order to get an independent bipartisan commission to determine what actually happened on Jan. 6th. Gee???? I wonder why?

    • Traveler says:

      I agree with you and every other comment in this post.
      I can only hope that there are enough rational souls to fight and win what has become another epic battle against the rise of fascism.

  24. Sue says:

    100% the Military os full
    Of qanon and trump supporters. I just spent time on an AFB in Mo visiting my friend and it was really scary to be around some of these guys. They really believe that Trump is still president and a Biden is a Trojan horse for Kamala. They think anyone who believes differently is out of touch with the American people/elitists. Education is stupid. Men should be men and women should be flattered when assaulted. And I was only eavesdropping on these conversations!!!! It took everything in my body not to scream acab, but I was afraid I’d turn up dead.

    I’m an Air Force brat. Ive visited my friends on every base they’ve lived at and this is the first time I was scared for them and their kids. I’m not a fan of the military, but I love my friend and her kids. My nephew’s BFF was called racial epithets in class. They are 7.

  25. Andrea says:

    I am more worried about his followers. I have 3 friends (two in Western NY and one in NC) in their 30′s who believe the election was stolen, Google and FB are bad things, anti-vaxxers who believe the pandemic was “overblown” worldwide. One friend even said long term side effects are psychosomatic! I am not sure how to handle them anymore.

    • AmyB says:

      @Andrea – I know that maybe the more frightening part. I too, have high school friends that seriously still insist the election was stolen, despite 60 plus lawsuits getting thrown out. Including to the Supreme Court, where Trump placed three conservative judges LOL! After Trump tried to bride and blackmail Brad Raffensperger, GA Secretary of State, into “finding 11,780″ more votes in GA to turn it over to Trump – like WTF? And then the whole Covid-19 fiasco – it’s not real, it’s fake, but wants to take credit for the vaccine (lol), tries to throw Fauci under the bus, and now 49% of Republican men won’t get the f**king vaccine b/c of Trump’s bullshit. Like these people literally believe the virus is a hoax…..I just can’t anymore either. They deny reality. It’s frightening.

  26. Rise & Shine says:

    Sickening. Between this, the denial by Republicans of an investigative commission on January 6th. Michael Flynn’s seditious and traitorous remarks, the attempts to make voting difficult in important areas based solely on prejudice and to enable Republicans, this is all going way too far. I was really hoping we could all have a little time before we have to get ready for midterms but no, we have to start moving, and now. Hope everyone is doing okay, and please enjoy your summer, but time to start working on mid-terms. We MUST pay attention, get out the word and the vote to show up bigtime, vote Blue in 2022. We just must. LOVE.

  27. What...now? says:

    Let’s pivot for a moment from trump to his former attorney and “enforcer,” Michael Cohen.

    A few predictions that I remember he’s made about trump have panned out so far. When he testified to Congress a couple of years ago, he basically said that trump would end up going down for Financial crimes (these are the easiest to prove, because of the paper work involved in real estate and bank loans), that the CFO Alan Weisselberg was a key part of the criminal aspects of the business, and that trump would try to use violence in order to stay in office. So far, he’s been right about all of those things.

    Recently, Cohen said that he expects trump to be indicted within 90 days–which falls right around. . . AUGUST. How convenient that he should be “reinstated” as “president” right around the time they are going to arrest him. . .If they can just “reinstate” him as president in August, why don’t they just do it now? What are they waiting for? Are they trying to muster up another militia–cuz the hardcore trumpers are still in jail waiting for trial. . .

  28. Veronica S. says:

    Taking the federal government may be something that could be done, but the one thing this country does have going for it is that it is extremely difficult to overthrow fully. In the worst case scenario (a coup goes down successfully), some states will bend to the new system, but a decent number of them will not – and certainly not all of their citizens will. That’s the whole reason all states have their own National Guard and state government system. It’s literally the failsafe for federal government collapse.

    Not going to downplay it guys. We should have real worries for this country in the coming decade. Next year’s mid-terms are going to decide a lot of things about the course of our direction, I think. Either young people and liberals are going to wake up and realize they need to start participating to stop these people, or we’re going to see increasing losses.

  29. The Recluse says:

    I sure hope the Feds are ready for them this time. Because you KNOW they’re going to attempt a second January 6th.
    And here’s hoping the NY AG yanks the rug out from under Drumpf and his criminal family before then.

  30. Truthiness says:

    I wonder to what extent is Trump’s new August claim a strat against any impending litigation of SDNY. He skated by for years as president. Given his litigious history, he may be trying to go for years of issues tied up in court, any which way he can. We saw 60-some suits filed post election, we know his nature. Then again, this may be another way to keep donations rolling in, his money problems are killing him right now. I agree with everyone how dangerous this all is.

  31. jferber says:

    I hope that Facebook determines he is an enemy of the state and bans him for life. I would personally sue Zuckerberg if he unblocks his account. He will only incite for a coup. Right now our democracy is too fragile to allow for a bigly platform. Have some courage, man. Twitter banned him for life. You can and should too.