- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has rejected the idea that Donald Trump will be reinstated as president.
- A conspiracy theory about Donald Trump’s reinstatement has gained traction among Trump supporters.
- Greene said she believes election fraud occurred, but overturning the results would be “difficult”.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene rejected the conspiracy theory that Donald Trump will be reinstated as president in August.
She rejected the dismissed the theory while speaking to Steve Bannon on his “War Room: Pandemic” show, hosted by the fringe right-wing Real America’s Voice network.
The Georgia Republican told viewers: “I want people to be careful in what they believe.”
“It’s going to be very difficult to overturn the 2020 election and so I would hate for anyone to get their hopes up thinking that President Trump is going to be back in the White House in August. Because that’s not true.”
The conspiracy theory that Donald Trump will soon be reinstated as president has gained traction among several prominent Trump supporters, including MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and lawyer Sidney Powell.
Lindell has been a leading voice in propelling the conspiracy theory, recently claiming that Trump would be back in the White House by August 13.
In the Bannon interview, Greene said that she did think that the results of the 2020 election were fraudulent, which is also a baseless conspiracy theory that has been rejected dozens of times in court.
But, Greene said, she wanted to distinguish between believing the the election results should be overturned and any expectation that it would actually take place.
“I’m telling you as a member of Congress, that’s a very difficult thing to make happen,” she said.
Greene, who was elected in November, has gained notoriety for hyping a range of outlandish conspiracy theories, from beliefs about QAnon to claims that mass shootings were “false flag” events.
She is one of several prominent Republicans fuelling the baseless claim that fraud occurred in the 2020 election.