Donald Trump’s supporters often seem to walk in lockstep, espousing the same conspiracy theories and predictions. It sometimes stands out when there’s a divide between Trumpist factions. In this case, Mike Lindell has been promising for months that Trump will be restored to the presidency, although he recently walked back his assurance that it would happen August 13th, instead saying that it would follow after the revelations of that day. Marjorie Taylor Greene, however, who went to Congress as one of Trump’s loudest cheerleaders, says it’s not happening.
Lindell has claimed that August 13th is the day that everything shifts. He’s also said it might take the Supreme Court a little longer — as long as September, perhaps. Of course, regardless of the date, this is reminiscent of a string of similar promises that never came to fruition, so it would warrant taking with a grain of salt even if “reinstatement” of an ex-president wasn’t just a completely bizarre idea that doesn’t exist in U.S. law or policy.
However, Marjorie Taylor Greene, who completely buys into the election fraud stories, isn’t buying into the reinstatement claim. Speaking to a Women for America First, she supported conspiracy theories including the “rigged election” and the well-debunked story about Stacy Abrams somehow being linked to companies that provide ballot-counting machines, but warned the audience not to believe some things.
Now, I also want to be very clear about something. Be careful who you believe and what they say. People are saying things like President Trump will be back in the WhiteHouse in August. No, I do not believe that is going to happen. So, I don’t want you to be misled either. It’s easy to get misled based on people’s claims and things that they want you to believe.
Greene didn’t mention Lindell’s name, but he is the person pushing the reinstatement theory — at least, he’s the one doing it publicly. However, Trump has reportedly been saying the same thing to his own associates behind the scenes.
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