Why Mike Lindell Thinks Donald Trump Will Return as President in August

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is continuing to push the claim that Donald Trump will return as president in August, saying there is a "clear path" for him back to the White House.

Lindell told Steve Bannon's War Room: Pandemic show that his lawyers confirmed to him that there is a route via Supreme Court rulings, as well as "two other bonus pathways" resulting from the disputed and partisan audit in Arizona and a similar recount called for by GOP lawmakers in Pennsylvania.

"They're gonna all come crumbling down like a house of cards," Lindell said, repeating Trump supporters' hopes that any proof of election fraud in Arizona—which has still not been found after several weeks—will result in a Domino effect that will change the outcome of the entire election.

Speaking to Bannon, Lindell claimed that once his evidence is presented to the Supreme Court, the judges will be so impressed that it will rule 9-0 in favor of returning Trump to the presidency and setting a new inauguration date.

"We have a clear path to pull this election down. And it's a fact we have evidence that will be not 8-1, remember, it will be 9-0, down comes election," Lindell said. "In August, here comes Donald Trump, our real president who won this election by 80 million to 68 million."

Business Insider reported that Lindell's prediction has no basis in constitutional law and pointed out that the deadline also falls during a three-month recess for the Supreme Court. It called the claim a "demonstrably false conspiracy theory.''

Even if President Joe Biden were somehow removed from office via impeachment, it would be Vice President Kamala Harris who would take over, not Trump.

Lindell has penciled in Trump's apparent return to the White House in August for months. He previously told War Room: Pandemic in March that "Trump will be back in office in August" after claims of voter fraud are seen by the courts.

Mike Lindell declares that as a result of voter fraud lawsuit he'll soon be filing, "Donald Trump will be back in office in August." pic.twitter.com/5Ewtd9SZ1O

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The Daily Beast reported that Lindell came up with the August date believing that the Supreme Court would overturn the election in either April or May, giving them a few months to find a way to make Trump president again. It is now June and there is no indication that the election will be overturned or that Trump will return as president.

Lindell is nevertheless still pushing the August deadline, which is now eagerly awaited by conspiracy theorists and QAnon supporters.

One person who is reported to believe Trump will return as president in August is the former president himself.

On June 1, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted that Trump had been "telling a number of people" that he "expects he will get reinstated" by August.

"No that isn't how it works but simply sharing the information," Haberman added.

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

Speaking to the Daily Beast, Lindell took credit for Trump reportedly hoping that he will return as president in August while further explaining his reasoning.

"If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it publicly," he said.

"I started saying August...about four weeks ago. That was my estimation. I spoke about it with my lawyers who said that they should have something ready for us to bring before the U.S. Supreme Court by July," he added.

"So, in my mind, I hope that means that we could have Donald Trump back in the White House by August. That's how I landed on August, and I'm hopeful that that is correct."

Haberman's tweet about Trump was in response to a CNN clip showing QAnon supporters urging a Myanmar-style coup in the U.S. to return Trump as president.

The clip from months ago was aired after Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn said a Myanmar-like military intervention "should happen" in this country at a QAnon conference in Dallas, Texas, on May 30.

During the same conference, QAnon-linked lawyer Sidney Powell claimed Trump could "simply be reinstated" back into the White House.

"A new inauguration date is set, and Biden is told to move out of the White House, and President Trump should be moved back in," she said.

"I'm sure there's not going to be credit for time lost, unfortunately, because the Constitution itself sets the date for inauguration, but he should definitely get the remainder of his term and make the best of it."

Powell, Flynn and Lindell are all close associates of Trump who are linked to the QAnon movement. Its supporters were among those who stormed the Capitol on January 6.

QAnon supporters have been holding onto the belief that Trump will return as president. Many were predicting it was going to happen on March 4.

Media Matters noted that QAnon conspiracy theories start on message boards and forums that are then pushed by Trump's allies before eventually being taken as fact by the former president.

Lindell has been contacted for comment.

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Donald Trump speaks alongside Mike Lindell (L), founder of My Pillow, during a Made in America event with US manufacturers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 19, 2017. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images