Lara Trump Denies Reports Donald Trump Expects to Be Reinstated by Summer

Lara Trump is pouring cold water on recent reports that Donald Trump, her father-in-law, expects to be back in the Oval Office later this summer.

"As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be back in the White House in August," Lara Trump told Fox & Friends on Thursday morning.

She continued: "Maybe there's something I don't know...but no. I think that is a lot of folks getting a little worked up about something just because maybe there wasn't enough pushback from the Republican side. So no, I have not heard any plans for Donald Trump to be installed in the White House in August."

Her remarks come after New York Times Washington correspondent Maggie Haberman reported in a series of Twitter posts that the former president is telling "a number of people he's in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated" by the summer's end.

Haberman's tweet also reposted a CNN report on Trump supporters and QAnon believers anticipating a Myanmar-style coup to restore Trump's presidential power.

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).

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 1, 2021

Haberman added: "It isn't happening in a vacuum. It is happening as he faced the possibility of an indictment from the Manhattan DA."

Her final post in the Twitter thread read: "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."

Haberman was referring to Trump's multiple statements in support of audits taking place in Arizona and Georgia. Since leaving office, the former president has continued to baselessly claim that the 2020 election was "rigged" and stolen by the Democrats.

Several legal experts have noted that there is no process for Trump to be reinstated president. CNN legal analyst Steve Vladeck said there's "no regulation, rule, statute or constitutional provision" that would allow for such a move.

Jenna Ellis, one of Trump's attorneys who also continues to push false election claims, has also dismissed the idea that he will be back in the White House.

"The election was lawless, six states allowed their delegates to vote by false certifications, but the EC process happened," Ellis wrote on Twitter. "The Constitution has only one process for removal of a sitting president: impeachment and conviction. No, President Trump is not going to be "reinstated."

In a follow-up post, Ellis added: "And just because we can't "reinstate" Trump does NOT mean we give up or that we lost. If our founders gave up, we'd still be British!"

Newsweek reached out to the Office of the Former President for comment on the reports, but didn't receive a response before publication.

Lara Trump Denies Reports Trump'll Be Reinstated
Lara Trump, daughter-in-law and campaign advisor for former President Donald Trump, pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention from inside an empty Mellon Auditorium on August 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Lara Trump on Thursday denied reports that her father-in-law expects to be reinstated as president by August. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images