Trump calls for 'termination' of US Constitution, new election

December 4, 2022

He took to his social network Truth Social this morning, saying that the 2020 US election results should be tossed out and that either a new election should be held or he should be reinstated as president - even if it means scrapping the US Constitution.

“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”, he wrote while accusing "Big Tech" and Democrats of conspiring against him.

“Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!” he added.

Trump's post comes after several internal Twitter emails were released showing disagreements on restricting a New York Post story about material found in a laptop owned by Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden.

Far-right claims that the US Government influenced Twitter's restrictions on the "laptop" story are unsubstantiated. Debates surrounding the story at Twitter took place weeks before the 2020 US election, while Trump was still president.

Condemnation across American politics

Reactions online to Trump's "termination" post were swift and negative across conservative and liberal spheres.

His former National Security Advisor John Bolton panned the statement on Twitter, saying that "No American conservative can agree with Donald Trump's call to suspend the Constitution."

"All real conservatives must oppose his 2024 campaign for president", he added.

Democrat House Representative from Virginia, Don Beyer, wrote that Trump's words were "dangerous" and said he "has openly declared himself an enemy of the Constitution."

Other commentators noted that the former president and his base have often accused Biden and other Democrats of violating the First Amendment - a staple of the very document that Trump has pushed to be gutted.

This comes a week after Trump came under fire for having dinner with white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, as well as Kanye West, who recently made several antisemitic comments.