Trump calls for suspending Constitution, drawing White House rebuke


The White House issued a stern warning on Saturday after former president Donald Trump suggested suspending the law in his ongoing campaign to deny the outcome. of the 2020 election.

“Defending the Constitution and all it stands for is an affront to the spirit of our nation and must be condemned around the world,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said. said in a statement, calling the Constitution a “sacred document.”

“You can’t just love America when you’re winning,” he added.

Trump’s comments on the Social Truth platform reiterated the dubious claims he has made since 2020 that the election was rigged. But he went further by suggesting that the country abandons one of its search documents.

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“Egregious fraud of this type and magnitude warrants the abrogation of all laws, regulations, and articles, even those contained in the Constitution,” Trump wrote.

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“Unprecedented lies must be treated unprecedented!” Trump followed up with another post Saturday afternoon on Social Truth.

Trump, who last month announced that he would run for president again, helped spread Social Truth after he was banned from Twitter after the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. Musk said he would allow Trump back on Twitter but the former president has not joined the platform.

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Trump’s support and inability to fight the 2020 election has ended in a protest from his supporters at the US Capitol. Many other GOP candidates also made false claims earlier this year, but lost their efforts to win key states.

In the weeks since the midterms, Trump has continued to spread lies that the 2020 election is rigged as he announced his next White House bid.

The Democratic National Committee condemned his comments on Saturday, as did several other politicians.

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“Trump’s words and actions are not good, they are fueling hatred and political violence, and they are dangerous,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) wrote in a tweet.

“Trump just called for the suspension of the Constitution and it’s the last straw for zero Republicans, especially those who call themselves ‘law enforcement,'” Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) write on Twitter.

As he has done in the past, the former president has also baited GOP leaders to weigh in on his claims.

“I wonder what Mitch McConnell, the RINOS, and all the weak Republicans who can’t get the 2020 Presidential Election agreed upon and out of the way fast enough, are thinking right now ?” he wrote Saturday in the latest Social post next.


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