NY Times’ Haberman Claims Trump Telling Confidants He’ll be Back in Oval Office by August

(USA Features) New York Times columnist Maggie Haberman claimed on social media Tuesday former President Donald Trump is “obsessed” with audits of 2020 ballots taking place in a few states including Arizona and that he is telling close friends he’ll be “reinstated” to the presidency by August.

“Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information),” she wrote in response to a post by CNN correspondent Donnie O’Sullivan containing a video clip showing a few people who look to be Trump supporters talking favorably about a “Myanmar-style coup in the United States.”

O’Sullivan’s piece was premised on a comment by former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who appeared to support the notion during a live rally and conference in Dallas on Saturday.

Haberman followed up: “But he is not putting out statements about the ‘audits’ in states just for the sake of it. He’s been laser focused on them, according to several people who’ve spoken with him (as well as WaPo reporting a few weeks ago).”

Trump has not yet issued a statement or rebuttal via is social website.

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Bill O’Reilly, a Fox News host and current host on streaming network “The First,” took to social media to refute Haberman.

“Don’t believe the report that Donald Trump says he’ll be reinstated as President by August. This is being circulated by Trump haters. I have recently spoken with Mr. Trump extensively on two occasions. He certainly would have mentioned that as we had wide ranging discussions,” O’Reilly wrote, noting he planned to address the issue Tuesday evening during his show.

Trump has tweeted about audits in Arizona, Georgia, and New Hampshire.

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“Great work is being done in Georgia revealing the Election Fraud of the 2020 Presidential Election. But, we must not allow ANYONE to compromise these ballots by leaving the building unsecured, which was done late Friday. Republicans and Patriots must protect this site and the Absentee Ballots,” he wrote Monday in response to reports that an alarm had gone off at a building where ballots were being stored.