The morning after Donald Trump returned to frontline politics with a speech in North Carolina, a close adviser poured cold water on his reported belief that he would be reinstated in the White House when it was proven that Joe Biden had defeated him thanks to the election. .
Corey Lewandowski, the first manager of Trump̵
In fact, he did it, with more than 7 million ballots in the popular vote and 306-232 in the electoral college, the result that Trump called a landslide when it was in his favor against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Experts agree that in 2020 there was no mass voter fraud. However, according to numerous reports, Trump has told his aides that he believes he will be reinstated.
Lewandowski said he had “spoken to the president dozens, if not more than 100 times, since leaving the White House and I have never had a conversation about his recovery.”
But he added: “I do not know of any provision under the constitution that allows it to take place, nor do I know of any provision under the constitution that allows a person who has lost an election to return if the census is called inaccurate. . “
On Friday, Facebook announced that it had suspended Trump for two years because of pressure to undo his defeat: inciting a deadly attack on the US Capitol on January 6.
In Greenville on Saturday, Trump said he was “not very interested” in returning to Facebook in 2023. However, Facebook is a vital resource for fundraising and communication for job candidates that Trump could still be in 2024. He also called the decision to stop him “so unfair”.
On Sunday, Nick Clegg, the former British Deputy Prime Minister, who is now Facebook’s Vice President for Global Affairs, told ABC’s This Week: “Of course, we do not expect Donald Trump to welcome him. [our] answer. However, we hope that reasonable observers will believe that we are acting as sensibly and proportionately as possible in these very difficult circumstances. “
In North Carolina, Trump also repeated his lies about what he called the “crime of the century” election, citing Republican attempts to limit voting and annul the results, saying, “I’m not the one trying to undermine Americans’ democracy. , I’m the one trying to save her. “
Clegg was asked, “If the president gives the speech he gave last night in January 2023, will the suspension be extended?”
The Facebook CEO declined to say, saying he had not heard the whole speech, but said he thought people did not want Facebook to be “something like a police force of truth” and said incitement to violence was rather worrying. than lying.
“It doesn’t matter who you are,” Clegg said, “you can be the pope, the Queen of England, the president of the United States, you can’t use our services … to help, incite, incite or praise acts of violence.” “
Trump spoke for 90 minutes on Saturday, covering familiar topics as he launched a series of appearances, some believe, heralding another presidential nomination in a party he still dominates.
Repeatedly attacking Biden, Trump touched on hot topics among conservatives. His successor, he said in one such blow, “is pushing the toxic theory of the critical race … into the schools of our nation. Joe Biden and the Socialist Democrats are the most radical Democrats in the history of our nation. “
Trump also continued to target Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior public health official with whom he often clashed during his final year in office until the coronavirus became established.
Foki, 80, has served seven presidents since 1984 and is now Biden’s chief medical adviser. Trump said he was “not a great doctor, but he’s a hell of a promoter, he’s wrong on almost every issue.”
On Sunday, Lewandowski said, “If we follow science and listen to Dr. Fauci, who has been promoted by the media as the world’s greatest expert on the subject, listen to what Dr. Fauci said.”
Lewandowski mentioned Fauci’s initial advice against the need to wear masks, which Fauci said were intended to preserve supplies for medical personnel; Fauci’s view of travel bans, which he said would be irrelevant if a pandemic broke out; and a claim that “through his state agency [Fauci] finances at least $ 800,000 in state cash taxpayers for the Wuhan laboratory. ”
US funds were routinely allocated to laboratories in China.
Republicans have taken advantage of a new interest among U.S. intelligence agencies in the theory that the coronavirus has escaped from a Chinese laboratory. Most public health experts still believe that the virus is more likely to reach humans through animal consumption, but Fauci is among those who say the laboratory leak theory may be correct.
Lewandowski is proposing the formation of an unlikely commission of inquiry, including two former state secretaries.
“Let’s appoint Secretary Mike Pompeo and maybe Secretary Clinton to find out why 600,000 Americans died because of it. Let us hold China accountable. “
Echoing a remark from Trump’s speech, he also said that the United States should “demand compensation that owes not only to us but probably to the world, and I think $ 10tn.”