In a new National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraising video, former President Donald Trump vowed that “we’re gonna take back the White House… sooner than you think” amid false speculation that he’ll be reinstated in August.
“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support you’ve shown. We’re gonna take back the Senate, take back the House, we’re gonna take back the White House and sooner than you think,” Trump said in the 30-second clip, released ahead of his highly-anticipated speech to the North Carolina Republican Party convention on Saturday.
“It’s going to be really something special,” he continued. “The love and the affection and the respect that you’ve given all of us, it’s really important, the Republican Party is stronger than it’s ever been and it’s going to be a lot stronger than it is right now.”
Trump added: “We’re going to turn it around, we’re going to turn it around fast. Thank you all very much, that support has been so incredible.”
On Tuesday, New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman reported that Trump has been telling a number of contacts that “he expects he will get reinstated by August” to the presidency. Haberman’s report was based on information from unnamed sources. Newsweek could not independently verify the claim.
One day later, The Washington Post reported that pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell said she believed Trump should be “reinstated” this year.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a Trump loyalist who has been aggressively pushing his baseless claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, told the Daily Beast on Wednesday: “If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it publicly.”
“It is my hope that Donald Trump is reinstated, after all the proof comes out, by the end of August, but I don’t know if it’ll be that month, specifically,” Lindell continued. “That was my estimation. I spoke about it with my lawyers who said that they should have something ready for us to bring before the U.S. Supreme Court by July.”
He added: “So, in my mind, I hope that means that we could have Donald Trump back in the White House by August. That’s how I landed on August, and I’m hopeful that that is correct.”
Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law, dismissed the reports and speculation, telling Fox News that “there are no plans for Donald Trump to be in the White House in August.”
“Maybe there’s something I don’t know,” she said. “I think that’s a lot of folks getting a little worked up about something just because there wasn’t enough pushback from the Republican side.”
Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment. This story will be updated with any response.