When even Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
(R-GA) says your election fraud conspiracy theory
is false, you know it's a problem.
That is the conundrum confronting MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell
, who is attempting to persuade a skeptical public that Donald Trump
will be reinstated by August 13.
Previously, the Georgia
congresswoman expressed support for dubious theories such as QAnon
, the idea that a secret space
laser caused wildfires
, and that the 2020 presidential election
Despite being open to other outlandish theories, she warned Trump supporters
not to get caught up in Lindell's nearly impossible reinstatement scenario during an interview
with Steve Bannon
on Wednesday morning.
“We reelected President Trump on November 3rd, 2020,” Greene said, which isn’t true, before — briefly and barely — becoming a voice of reason. “I want people
to be careful in what they believe. It’s going to be very difficult to overturn the 2020 election
, and so I would hate for anyone to get their hopes up thinking that President Trump is going to be back in the White House
Greene was aware that she was disappointing some people, but she stated that she preferred to manage expectations.
“It’s just that I don’t want people to get excited and expect something to happen, only to be disappointed,” she added. “We need to stick to the truth. We need to stick to the process. And we need to expose the election fraud.”
The exchange is depicted below.
Greene's brief flirtation with mild reasonableness appears to have been an outlier, so don't think it represents a shift in her approach.
Just weeks after apologizing for comparing pandemic-era public health
recommendations to the Holocaust
, Greene compared America
program to Nazi Germany