Back in 2016, I wrote that the best case scenario for a President Donald J. Trump would be the Zaphod Beeblebrox scenario, wherein an outrageous, zany Trump would serve to distract the public from the crimes perpetrated by the true wielders of power, those oligarchs which backed his candidacy. Over a half-million deaths of Americans later, I have realized that Trump was far worse than a Zaphod Beeblebrox, but there remains one thing the two characters have in common... which is that neither one has a firm grip on reality. In the course of the 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series, Zaphod is subjected to the most horrific torture known in the galaxy, the Total Perspective Vortex:
Through a bit of chicanery, he survives the ordeal intact (****SPOILER****: the device was altered to benefit him, preventing him from seeing reality).
Similarly, Trump is insulated from the Total Perspective Vortex by living in a bubble, filled with sycophants and courtiers. Thus, he possibly believes the canard that he will be reinstated as PotUS by August. The main vector for this conspiracy theory is the 'My Pillow' Guy, who has claimed that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent in various online streams and bogus 'documentaries'.
Besides being ensconced in a bubble of sycophants, Donald Trump cannot bear the thought of being a loser, so he has retreated from the reality of being beaten by a man he consistently portrayed as weak and tired. Like Zaphod Beeblebrox, he has been placed in a falsified Total Perspective Vortex that deceptively portrays him as the center of the universe. August will eventually arrive, he will remain out of power, but the self-deception will linger, and he and his worshipers will move the goalposts once again, perhaps claiming that he will return just in time to save Christmas, or some other batshit loonery.