But it was great for laughs.
Twitter wits outdid themselves guffawing over the conspiracy theory that some seemed to have taken so very seriously.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell in July named Aug. 13 as the day Trump would magically return to power — though he hedged earlier this month and said maybe it would be sometime in September, once he finally submitted all of his nonexistent proof of a fraudulent election to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“By the morning of Aug. 13, it will be the talk of the world,” Lindell initially said, imagining Trump’s grand return. People, he envisioned, would be saying: “Hurry up! Let’s get this election pulled down, let’s right the right. Let’s get these communists out.”
At least everyone on Twitter got into the spirit of the goofy switch-up illusion.
“My bad,” quipped former CBS New anchor Dan Rather on Twitter. “I completely forgot to mark Reinstatement Day on my Calendar. What did I miss?”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid wanted to know what everyone was going to wear to Trump’s “re-inauguration” — and had something in mind.
There was even a special Reinstatement Day dance.
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