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Lara Trump rebuts idea that her father-in-law plans to be reinstalled in the White House soon


Lara Trump on Thursday appeared to deny reports that former President Donald Trump has been telling allies he expects to be reinstalled in the White House in a matter of months, as her father-in-law continues to promote his false election fraud claims and former administration officials have mused publicly about a coup attempt.

“As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be in the White House in August. Maybe there’s something I don’t know,” Lara Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview.

“But no, I think that that is a lot of folks getting a little worked up about something just because maybe there wasn’t enough pushback, you know, from the Republican side,” she said. “So no, I have not heard any plans for Donald Trump to be installed in the White House in August.”

The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman first reported Tuesday that Donald Trump “has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” Lara Trump — who is married to Donald Trump’s second-eldest son, Eric — is perhaps the most high-profile member of the former president’s orbit to weigh in on the Times’ report.

Her remarks on Thursday come amid growing anxiety among Democrats and some Republicans about Trump supporters’ ongoing efforts to relitigate and ultimately reverse the 2020 White House race, including a partisan audit of the Arizona election results that has attracted national attention.

And on Sunday, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn appeared to endorse the idea of a coup in the U.S. similar to the one that took place in Myanmar in February. Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has since sought to walk back those comments, and the military announced on Wednesday it would not investigate him for the statements.

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