- Mike Lindell continues to claim Trump will be reinstated as president.
- In an interview with Rolling Stone, he said Trump would be president in six months.
- He initially said Trump would take back the White House in August.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in a new interview pushed back the date for when he says former President Donald Trump will be reinstated as president.
“Six months from now, Trump will be our real president and our country will be heading toward its greatest rebirth in history,” Lindell told Rolling Stone in a report published Monday.
The comments came after Lindell promoted a conspiracy theory that would end with the Supreme Court putting Trump back in the White House by August. Lindell previously said he would obtain evidence by then of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election to present to the nation’s highest court, which would delegitimize President Joe Biden’s win.
Now it appears Lindell needs until December to do so.
Lindell told Rolling Stone the total amount of voter fraud would be confirmed once all 50 states carried out election audits, similar to the GOP-led audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County, where Biden won.
He first spread the conspiracy theory, which has gained traction in far-right circles, on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast in March.
“What I’m talking about, Steve, is what I have been doing since January 9. All of the evidence I have, everything that is going to go before the Supreme Court, and the election of 2020 is going bye-bye,” Lindell said at the time.
To be clear, the conspiracy theory has no constitutional basis, as Insider has previously reported. The Supreme Court is not able to overturn a presidential election. The only way to remove a sitting president is through impeachment. And the vice president would then take over.
It’s been more than seven months since the 2020 race, and there has been no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Federal, state, and local election officials have repeatedly pushed back on the baseless claims spread by Trump and his allies. The Trump campaign filed and lost dozens of lawsuits in an attempt to challenge the results.
But Lindell still says the race was stolen from Trump, specifically by 20 million votes, he told Rolling Stone. The MyPillow founder is being sued for $1.3 billion by the voting-technology company Dominion for repeatedly saying the company rigged the election.