WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Donald Trump is seeking reinstatement as president or “a new Election, immediately!”
- It follows the news that Facebook limited a story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in news feeds in 2020.
- Trump is doubling down on false election-fraud claims as some Republicans seek distance from him.
Former President Donald Trump on Monday demanded that he be reinstated as president of the United States, nearly two years after Joe Biden was declared the winner.
In a post published on his social network site TruthSocial, Trump also proposed a “minimal solution” to the “massive fraud & election interference: Declare the 2020 vote “irreparably compromised” and hold a new one “immediately.”
Trump was responding to news that Facebook temporarily limited the reach of an explosive story about Hunter Biden’s laptop in users’ news feeds just ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The New York Post published the controversial laptop story.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, now called Meta, appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast last week and made remarks about his social platform’s handling of the laptop story. He revealed that the Justice Department had warned Facebook to “be vigilant” about “Russian propaganda” during that time.
Zuckerberg said the feds did not flag the laptop as disinformation but he asked fact-checkers to determine whether it was true.
Trump was also responding to a recent survey by Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics, revealing that 79 percent of respondents believe that he would have likely have been reelected if voters found out that the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop were genuine and not “Russian disinformation.”
The former president amplified this latest talking point on Truth Social, by posting this:
“So now it comes out, conclusively, that the FBI BURIED THE HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY BEFORE THE ELECTION knowing that, if they didn’t, ‘Trump would have easily won the 2020 Presidential Election,’” Trump wrote.
He added: “This is massive FRAUD & ELECTION INTERFERENCE at a level never seen before in our Country. REMEDY: Declare the rightful winner or, and this would be the minimal solution, declare the 2020 Election irreparably compromised and have a new Election, immediately!”
Trump has been blasting the FBI since agents searched his Mar-a-Lago home on August 8 over classified documents.
The former president also boosted Sen. Lindsey Graham’s prediction that there would be “riots in the streets” if Trump will be prosecuted for “mishandling classified information.”
Source: Yahoo! News