Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski
appeared to dismiss reports on Sunday that Donald Trump
has been telling associates that he expects to be reinstalled as president
by this summer, claiming that he has never heard such a thing.
“I’ve spoken to the former president dozens, if not hundreds, of times since he left the White House
, and the president and I have not had that conversation about him being reinstated,” Lewandowski, who leads Trump’s super PAC
, said on “Fox News Sunday
He went on to say that he couldn't comment on what Trump "said to other people
" because "it hasn't been a conversation I've had with him."
In response to a question from host Chris Wallace
about Trump's legal ability to be reinstated, Lewandowski stated that he is unaware of any provision in the Constitution that would allow an individual to return to office if the results of a recount
were deemed incorrect.
Lewandowski's remarks come after reports from The New York Times
' Maggie Haberman and The National Review's Charles C.W. Cooke that Trump expects to be reinstated as president by the end of the summer.
At a GOP
convention in North Carolina
on Saturday, Trump directly hinted at another presidential run in 2024, and he has continued to publicly call the 2020 election
“rigged” and a “big lie
,” though he did not publicly suggest he would be reinstated this year.
In a recent Fox News interview
, Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, also denied the reports.
“As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be in the White House in August,” she said, adding, “Perhaps there is something I don't know.”