DONALD TRUMP has reportedly told a number of people close to him that he expects to be reinstated in the White House at some point over the coming months.
Ever since Joe Biden's election victory in November last year, Trump has claimed that electoral fraud and vote-rigging secured his rival's win.
In the weeks following the vote, Trump attempted, through his legal team, to challenge the result of the election, but to no avail.
He was eventually banned from all major social media platforms in the aftermath of the Capitol riot on January 6, where a number of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in order to prevent Congress from certifying Biden's victory.
But while Trump never did provide any concrete evidence of vote-tampering, it now appears he's confident the election result will be overturned.
According to New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman, the billionaire businessman is telling people that he expects to be reinstated as US President by August.
"Trump has been telling a number of people he's in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn't how it works but simply sharing the information)," Ms Haberman wrote on Twitter.
After being found not guilty during his impeachment trial earlier this year, Trump is legally allowed to run for president again, given that he only served one term.
Speculation has been mounting ever since he left office around whether he will decide to run again, and indications show the Republican Party is split on whether to run with him again.
Trump still has a massive following around the country, but whether he can claw back the voters he lost in the 2020 election remains to be seen.