Lara Trump said Thursday her father-in-law has “no plans” on returning to the White House after an article published by the New York Times claimed the former president believes he will get reinstated later this year.
The 38-year-old daughter-in-law of Donald Trump made the comment during an interview with Fox News and appeared to blame several legacy media networks for publishing such stories.
“I think you should take a look at who those networks are and who is pushing that out,” Lara said.
“As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be in the White House in August,” she added. “Maybe there’s something I don’t know, Bryan, 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 continued, referring to investigations into allegations that there was voter fraud present during the 2020 election.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman first published the story on Tuesday and also wrote on Twitter that the former president has told a number of his allies he’s in contact with that he is expecting to get reinstated as president by August.
Haberman’s story didn’t provide a named source to back these claims.
Lara, the wife of Trump’s son Eric and a Wilmington, North Carolina native, became a Fox News contributor in March and also announced she is “considering” to join the race for the Republican nomination and seek a Senate seat in her home state.
“I am still considering it, absolutely,” Lara told Fox News in March.
Throughout Trump’s presidency, news outlets would often cite anonymous sources for reports that were typically used to denigrate the former president. This led Trump to pillory reporters and mainstream media outlets as peddlers of “fake news” during press conferences and on Twitter.
Jenna Ellis, an attorney who assisted Trump in his post-Nov. 3 election lawsuits and also denied Haberman’s claims, wrote on Twitter that while she believes there were significant irregularities during the 2020 election process, there is no way Trump could return to the Oval Office this summer because of the Electoral College process.
“The election was lawless, six states allowed their delegates to vote by false certifications, but the EC process happened,” Ellis wrote on Twitter. “The Constitution has only one process for removal of a sitting president: impeachment and conviction. No, President Trump is not going to be ‘reinstated.'”
In another tweet, she said that “just because we can’t ‘reinstate’ Trump does NOT mean we give up or that we lost. If our founders gave up, we’d still be British!”
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.