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Trump Still Believes He Could Be ‘Reinstated’ to the White House After His 2020 Election Loss

That's seriously not how it works, Donnie.

In a Wednesday interview with the Washington Post, Donald Trump continued to insist he could have been handed back the keys to the White House despite losing the 2020 election.

He has continually claimed that he lost because the election was “rigged” or “stolen,” though he has provided no proof of anything. In fact, multiple investigations have turned up evidence of the opposite — that Trump attempted to rig the election, but was unsuccessful.

On whether he would be made president again if evidence surfaced that there was cheating, Trump’s logic was bizarre:

But I believe when you see massive election fraud, I can’t imagine that somebody who won the election based on fraud, that something doesn’t happen? How has it not happened? If you are a bank robber, or you’re a jewelry store robber, and you go into Tiffany’s and you steal their diamonds and get caught, you have to give the diamonds back.

That’s not how it works, but then again, Trump isn’t very smart.

Audits and recounts across the nation have consistently reaffirmed that Joe Biden won the election fairly. The margin in both the electoral and popular votes was far too large to be accounted for even by error, let alone fraud.

Trump’s continued insistence that the election wasn’t fair, along with his mistaken belief that he would somehow be given back the presidency, mirror the beliefs of his most ardent fans. Trump supporters all over America still think to this day that Trump could become president again at any moment if only investigators would see things their way.

Unfortunately, they don’t understand that even if the election were found to have been “rigged” as so many of them think, it wouldn’t result in an automatic victory for Donald Trump.

It would just mean a new election would be held.

Andrew Simpson
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