The American political class on Sunday vehemently condemned former President Donald Trump’s call the day before to abandon the US Constitution to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden.
Reiterating his baseless allegations of massive ballot fraud, Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday on his Truth social network that “fraud of this kind and scale warrants the repeal of all rules, regulations and. [de tous] including the Articles of the Constitution”.
Words the White House immediately denied.
“The United States Constitution is the sacred document that for 200 years has guaranteed freedom and the rule of law in our beautiful country,” Executive Branch spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement Saturday.
“Attack on the Constitution and its intent is repugnant to the soul of our nation and must be condemned,” he said. “You can’t love America when you win.”
On Sunday, elected officials from both parties took offense to the words of the former president, who recently announced his intention to run for president in 2024.
“Last week he was having dinner with anti-Semites. Now he’s calling for an end to constitutional democracy in America,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tweeted about Donald Trump’s refusal to host a dinner at the Florida home of white supremacist Nick Fuentes and the infamous Holocaust.
Donald Trump is “out of control and a danger to our democracy. “Everyone should condemn this attack on our democracy,” Schumer added.
Asked about Mr Trump’s comments on Fox News, former Vice President Mike Pence, who has been estranged from the American billionaire since the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, declined to deny them. .
He said candidates who focused on past elections, especially those who focused on questioning past elections, did not fare well in the midterm elections held last month.
Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, who is very conservative, meanwhile was offended by his former boss’ suggestion. “All true conservatives should oppose his campaign for the 2024 presidential election,” he tweeted.