In a continuation of his election denial and promotion of fringe conspiracy theories, former President Donald Trump called for the Constitution to be repealed to overturn the 2020 election and restore him to the office on Saturday.
“Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump wrote in a post on the social network Truth Social and accused “Big Tech” of working closely with Democrats. “Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone False & Fraudulent Elections!”
Trump’s tweet came after the release of internal Twitter emails revealing a 2020 discussion about a New York Post report regarding evidence discovered on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Trump’s words, according to White House spokesperson Andrew Bates, are “anathema to the soul of our nation” and should be “universally condemned.”
“You cannot only love America when you win,” Bates said in a statement. “The American Constitution is a sacrosanct document that for over 200 years has guaranteed that freedom and the rule of law prevail in our great country. The Constitution brings the American people together – regardless of party – and elected leaders swear to uphold it. It’s the ultimate monument to all of the Americans who have given their lives to defeat self-serving despots that abused their power and trampled on fundamental rights.”
On Sunday, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a vocal Trump critic, condemned the former president’s Truth Social remark. Cheney, the vice head of the House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, stated that Trump’s remark “was his position on 1/6 and remains his view today.”
“No honest person can now deny that Trump is an enemy of the Constitution,” she said.
He has also been under fire for having dinner with known White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes and musician Kanye West, who has lately made a slew of antisemitic statements, at his Mar-a-Lago property.