Former President Donald Trump insisted he could be reinstated in office after losing the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that he only lost to Biden because the election was “rigged” or “stolen”. Despite the former president and his allies consistently insisting the election results are bogus, no evidence has emerged to corroborate the claims.
In an interview published by Thursday Morning Washington PostTrump again hit back at his false claims about the 2020 election. He also said he could be reinstated in the White House – a claim that had previously been rejected by some of his aides as well.
“But I believe that when you see electoral fraud on a large scale, I cannot imagine that someone who has won an election on the basis of fraud, nothing happens? How has it not happened? If You’re a bank robber, or you’re a jewelry store robber, and you go to Tiffany’s and you steal their diamonds and get caught, you have to give the diamonds back,” Trump told the newspaper.
Biden won 306 electoral college votes, compared to Trump’s 232. In the popular vote, the president garnered the support of 81,284,666 voters (or 51.3 percent), while the former president received the support of 74,224,319 voters (or 46.8 percent). Both Biden and Trump received more votes than any previous presidential candidates in American history.
While Trump argues that fraud was the reason for the more than 7 million votes that Biden got in the 2020 election, this claim is not supported by evidence. In contrast, audits and recounts—areas in which the election was overseen by pro-Trump Republicans—have consistently confirmed Biden’s victory. Dozens of legal challenges to the election results filed by Trump and his supporters failed in state and federal courts. Even several judges appointed by Trump had dismissed the lawsuits.
Although Trump may think he could be reinstated as president, some of his own advisers have rejected the idea.
Jenna Ellis, a lawyer who helped lead the charge for Trump’s challenge of the 2020 election results, posted on Twitter in May 2021 that “No, President Trump will not be ‘reinstated’.” He explained the only way out was to oust Biden. To impeach and convict him – given that Trump still wouldn’t be president if that happened.
Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s first 2016 campaign manager, said last year that the Constitution does not allow reinstatement of the former president.
Lewandowski said, “I don’t know of any provision under the Constitution that allows this to happen, nor do I know of any provision under the Constitution that allows a person to lose an election, If a recalculation is ruled wrong.” Fox News Sunday in June 2021.
in his new interview with PostTrump has indicated again that he may seek another term as president in 2024. He said other Republicans being floated as potential GOP contenders are unlikely to challenge him if he chooses to launch another campaign.
“If I ran, I can’t imagine they would want to run. Some would have a hard time running because of their loyalty. I think most of those people … are because of me,” he said. “In some respects, because I supported and supported them.”
The former president said that however, his personal health is a consideration. Trump will be 78 at the time of the 2024 election.
He said, “You always have to talk about health. You look like you’re in good health, but tomorrow, you get a letter from a doctor saying come see me again. That’s not good.” when they use the word again,” he said. Post,
“I don’t want to comment on running, but I think a lot of people will be very happy with my decision,” Trump said.