Charles Cooke writes for the National Review:
Two days ago, the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman reported that Donald Trump “has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” In response, many figures on the right inserted their fingers into their ears and started screaming about fake news.
Instead, they should have listened — because Haberman’s reporting was correct. I can attest, from speaking to an array of different sources, that Donald Trump does indeed believe quite genuinely that he — along with former senators David Perdue and Martha McSally — will be “reinstated” to office this summer after “audits” of the 2020 elections in Arizona, Georgia, and a handful of other states have been completed.
I can attest, too, that Trump is trying hard to recruit journalists, politicians, and other influential figures to promulgate this belief — not as a fundraising tool or an infantile bit of trolling or a trial balloon, but as a fact.
Read the full article.
Maggie Haberman is right. Donald Trump really does believe that he is going to be “reinstated” as president, alongside former senators Perdue and McSally. This isn’t “fake news” or the product of a garbled telegram. I can attest to it myself. https://t.co/brcfjUnT46
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 3, 2021
“The scale of Trump’s delusion is quite startling. This is not merely an eccentric interpretation of the facts or an interesting foible, nor is it an irrelevant example of anguished post-presidency chatter. It is a rejection of reality.” https://t.co/FtoNN4ZFzK
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) June 3, 2021