Newsmax star Greg Kelly still adamant that Trump 'didn't lose' 2020, offers cabinet suggestions for 'Term-2'
The conservative host also suggested that Dr Scott Atlas be made surgeon general in the second term
Newsmax host Greg Kelly has asserted in a series of tweets that President Donald Trump 'didn't lose' the 2020 election, and floated a "Term-2" for POTUS by giving suggestions on the next cabinet formation. "Damn STRAIGHT. We need TRUMP. NO ONE ELSE would ever, could ever, stand up to the CORRUPT SWAMP like TRUMP. FOUR MORE YEARS. NOT OVER," Kelly tweeted on December 26 as a response to a Trump tweet issued the same day criticizing the Supreme Court for being "totally incompetent and weak on the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election."
Damn STRAIGHT. We need TRUMP. NO ONE ELSE would ever, could ever, stand up to the CORRUPT SWAMP like TRUMP. FOUR MORE YEARS. NOT OVER. https://t.co/5FjieimZuB— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) December 26, 2020
So sure was Kelly that Trump would get a second term that he even gave suggestions for cabinet formation. "The Cabinet Room. In Term 2–no more 'coaxing' anyone out of 'retirement.' Every 'SECRETARY' who needed to be 'wooed' into Government is a Disaster. Either you Want to Serve or you don't. You either have the skills or not. If you 'don't want to be here' we don't want you!" Kelly wrote the following day.
The Cabinet Room. In Term 2–no more “coaxing” anyone out of “retirement.” Every “SECRETARY” who needed to be “wooed” into Government is a Disaster. Either you Want to Serve or you don’t. You either you have the skills or not. If you “don’t want to be here” we don’t want you! pic.twitter.com/DwMDYRPwyj— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) December 27, 2020
Then, on Monday, the conservative sensation wrote, "Thing is... he didn't lose" alongside an image of a New York Post cover photo stating that Trump had lost the election. In a second tweet, Kelly wrote, "DR SCOTT ATLAS FOR SURGEON GENERAL IN TERM 2," referring to the President's coronavirus special adviser who raised eyebrows after saying that face masks did not do much to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Thing is...he Didn’t Lose. pic.twitter.com/ld64cSjOFB— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) December 28, 2020
DR SCOTT ATLAS FOR SURGEON GENERAL IN TERM 2.— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) December 28, 2020
Newsmax has been able to siphon off a sizeable amount of conservative media viewers since Election Day. According to Newsweek, the outlet may become an influential channel for Trump supporters in the years after he leaves office.
Fox News was slammed by Trump supporters after it declared Biden the winner of Arizona on Election Night before most major news media outlets. Ever since Trump's apparent loss to President-Elect Joe Biden, prominent conservatives on social media have publicly railed against Fox News, urging viewers to watch Newsmax, NTD, or The Epoch Times instead.
"We don't take lightly the potential for competition, whether it's the existing sort of classic MSNBC or CNN or the sort of emerging ones like Newsmax and OAN (One America News)," Fox Corporation CFO Steve Tomsic said of Newsmax and other potential rivals at a recent investors conference.
Kelly's show, according to Newsweek, recently beat Fox News program 'The Story with Martha MacCallum' in ratings among viewers ages 24 to 54 at 7 p.m. on December 7.
Meanwhile, Trump has continued to claim that not enough has been done by the FBI, Justice Department, Supreme Court, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and other Senate Republicans to probe widespread voter fraud that allegedly helped Biden secure the election victory.
Congressional Republicans in the House and Senate have the constitutional right to use the Electoral Count Act of 1877, should they decide to challenge the electoral vote when Congress convenes on January 6 to approve the same.
This, however, would require all GOP congress members to back Trump in his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The challenge would still likely fail, according to Newsweek, as it would require the Democrat-controlled House to vote in favor of the same.