Donald Trump has reportedly been telling his associates that he expects to be "reinstated" as president this summer, and social media users can't decide whether to laugh or panic.
The twice-impeached one-term president has been "laser focused" on voting audits being conducted in Arizona and other states by Republicans who are looking for evidence to back his election fraud claims, reported the New York Times' Maggie Haberman, and allies like Mike Flynn have suggested the military might take action to get him back in the White House.
Twitter users were split over the seriousness of Trump's threat, which also comes as he faces possible indictment in New York.
The insurrection continues... https://t.co/XbxeqodjJy— Christian Vanderbrouk (@Christian Vanderbrouk) 1622552479.0
@maggieNYT He knows he will not be reinstated in August. He wants to throw out these bread crumbs to keep his base… https://t.co/v0HMCOVoG2— Donald Jackass Trump (@Donald Jackass Trump) 1622551451.0
@maggieNYT They guy won't even be reinstated to his Facebook account by August— Nunca Trumpismo (@Nunca Trumpismo) 1622551760.0
@maggieNYT This is yet another QAnon lie that will be broadcast relentlessly until it doesn’t happen. The true beli… https://t.co/vepQGyEaex— A Republic If You Can Keep It (@A Republic If You Can Keep It) 1622552535.0
@maggieNYT Of course the best part about this if he's out on the stump saying he is actually the president in Augus… https://t.co/WS7lB2wOsp— Kyle Conner (@Kyle Conner) 1622552049.0
He needs to be treated as the most leaders of failed coups in history have been treated https://t.co/KoC2CQUtZE— Grudgie the Whale (@Grudgie the Whale) 1622552461.0
I think it's a grave mistake for people to dismiss Trump's plan to resume power in August as the rantings of a madm… https://t.co/hY2V1RaXjO— emptywheel (@emptywheel) 1622552276.0
The United States is one Trump statement away from a civil war. That's been true since November, and if Twitter had… https://t.co/Wh2ji4GXWq— Arieh Kovler (@Arieh Kovler) 1622551837.0
@maggieNYT Sounds like he may be expecting an indictment and is preparing his followers to react by creating the im… https://t.co/qPms3MAFDW— Clarity Connaissance (@Clarity Connaissance) 1622552315.0
@maggieNYT He is looking to rally support for the pending indictment. Kick up a maelstrom. He will come back to Flo… https://t.co/P43crT4P2t— Magnusson32 🇺🇸 🇸🇪🥊 (@Magnusson32 🇺🇸 🇸🇪🥊) 1622551796.0
@maggieNYT The Arizona fraudit is insane and has no bearing on 2020. It’s effectively a propaganda campaign and tru… https://t.co/Jd9BMCvAJv— Luke Zaleski (@Luke Zaleski) 1622552353.0
@maggieNYT Worrying as he can’t legitimately overturn an already certified election. He must be counting on armed c… https://t.co/kbht5pFFQF— Cat Runcie (@Cat Runcie) 1622553907.0