He's not going to be reinstated in August. He lost the election. People need to face-up to this and accept the reality that he was an unpopular candidate and didn't get re-elected. — John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser
He's not going to be reinstated in August. He lost the election. People need to face-up to this and accept the reality that he was an unpopular candidate and didn't get re-elected. — John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser
Trump advances dangerous disinformation campaign as more states move to restrict the vote
His address to the party faithful was a familiar screed to anyone who tuned in to his 2020 campaign rallies. He attacked President Joe Biden's foreign policy maneuvers, claimed Biden is destroying the economy, insisted that he deserves more credit for the rapid development of Covid-19 vaccines, and argued that the radical left and "cancel culture" are destroying America's freedoms. But it was his continuing disinformation campaign about the November presidential contest that was most disturbing -- in part because the past few months have proved that Trump's lies are now accepted as gospel by a majority of Republicans.

At a time when followers of QAnon and online forums supportive of Trump have touted the deadly military coup in Myanmar as a remedy that should occur in the United States so Trump can be reinstated, recent polling shows that a majority of Republicans believe the 2020 election was stolen despite the fact there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

... Trump's remarks came amidst revelations on Saturday that Mark Meadows, his former White House chief of staff, pushed the Department of Justice in his boss' last weeks in office to investigate baseless conspiracy theories and fraud claims about the 2020 presidential election, according to documents obtained by CNN and first reported by the New York Times. The emails from Meadows -- who was in the audience in North Carolina Saturday night -- were just another example of the Trump administration's overreach and the ex-President's flagrant disregard for democracy.

... While Trump still enjoys a strong grip over the Republican Party and is flirting with the possibility of another run for the White House in 2024, a small but increasingly assertive group of anti-Trump Republican leaders are speaking up to combat his election lies. He also faces some hurdles in getting his message out as social media platforms continue to debate how they should handle his mistruths.

John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, told Brown it is "ridiculous" that Trump, according to some reports, is telling people around him that he will be reinstated to the White House later this year.

"He's not going to be reinstated in August. He lost the election. People need to face-up to this and accept the reality that he was an unpopular candidate and didn't get re-elected," Bolton said Saturday on "Newsroom."

... "The lies that he tells are damaging not just to the country. They're particularly damaging to Republicans, and I think we have to understand that we will be anathematized by our opponents if we don't make it clear we think the kind of things Trump's been saying are simply crazy," Bolton said.
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