Following backlash from a social media post on Saturday, former President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to “terminate” the Constitution. His belief that “massive voter fraud” cost him the 2020 re-election was suggested to potentially be confirmed when the ‘Twitter Files’ revealed speech suppression from the time of the election. The documents released on Twitter showed how former executives and government officials worked hard to block important information in the Hunter Biden laptop story.
In his weekend post, Trump said that the extent of fraud conducted on the social media platform “allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” Critics interpreted Trump’s statement as calling for parts of the Constitution to be terminated. Although, anyone who understands the context should see that was not the intention of the message.
The former president cleared the air on Monday using the Truth Social platform. It’s clear what his intentions are — wrongs should be made right. He stated that the mainstream media is at it again. “The Fake News is actually trying to convince the American People that I said I wanted to ‘terminate’ the Constitution. This is simply more DISINFORMATION & LIES, just like RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, and all of their other HOAXES & SCAMS,” he wrote.
Trump says, on truth social, that he DID not say to terminate the constitution. He said that the election was stolen and we need to right our wrongs. pic.twitter.com/5L2I1roVqA
— CCG BRYSON (@RealBrysonGray) December 5, 2022
Trump wants the public and the media to understand that when an election has proved fraudulent, it should at least be redone. In an ideal world, the election would be switched to the rightful winner, according to Trump. “Where open and blatant fraud is involved, there should be no time limit for change,” he wrote in a separate all-caps post.
GOP lawmakers have been furious at the statements by Trump since Saturday. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton appeared on NBC and announced his potential bid for president in 2024 before he called the former president ‘Un-American.’ Bolton claims that 95% of the Republican base doesn’t believe Trump is more important than the constitution. Maybe if people who read posts and comments understood the context, it would avoid panic and discontent among party lines.