- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed that Trump will be back in the White House by August 13.
- It’s the first time he’s put a specific date to the groundless theory.
- The 2020 election, which Biden won, will be “pulled down” and the “communists” routed, Lindell said.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has named the date on which he believes former President Donald Trump will take the impossible step of being reinstated as president: August 13.
Speaking to Brannon Howse on the conservative WVW Broadcast Network on Sunday, Lindell said that by that date, Trump’s reinstatement “will be the talk of the world.”
“Donald Trump won,” he claimed. “I mean it’s pretty simple, OK?”
There is no legal path for Trump to be reinstated, as Insider’s Jake Lahut and Grace Panetta reported.
Lindell’s appearance was shared by the Twitter account Patriot Takes, which monitors right-wing media:
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“By the morning of August 13 it’ll be the talk of the world, going ‘hurry up! Let’s get this election pulled down, let’s right the right, let’s get these communists out that have taken over,'” Lindell said.
He also said that the election result would change for “down-ticket senators” on August 13.
Lindell has been a leading voice in the conspiracy theory that the 2021 presidential election was subject to widespread voter fraud, and has produced documentaries, rallies and even a social media platform devoted to a pro-Trump perspective.
Through these mediums he has argued that he has assembled a legal case so compelling that Supreme Court justices would have to overturn the 2020 election.
Lindell first floated the idea that Trump would be back by August in a March appearance on Steve Bannon’s “War Room: Pandemic” podcast, though he did not name a specific date.
The idea of Trump’s reinstatement has been influential among conspiracy-minded Trump followers such as the lawyer Sidney Powell, and Trump himself. By June, Trump was telling contacts that he would be reinstated by August, according to The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman.
Multiple cases launched by Trump and his supporters claiming there was widespread election fraud have failed in court.
Lindell himself is the subject of a multi-million dollar defamation suit launched in February by the voting-technology company Dominion, which is central to Lindell’s conspiracy theories.
Lindell responded by counter-suing, citing the First Amendment.