The American political class on Sunday strongly condemned a call the day before by former President Donald Trump to abandon the US Constitution to reverse the result of the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden.
Repeating his baseless claims of massive vote fraud, Donald Trump confirmed on his Truth Social network on Saturday that a
fraud of this nature and extent allows the repeal of all rules, regulations and articles, including those of the constitution.
Words that were immediately condemned by the White House.
The United States Constitution is a sacred document that for 200 years has guaranteed freedom and the rule of law in our beautiful country.said a spokesman for the executive, Andrew Bates, in a statement Saturday.
Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our country and must be condemnedhe added.
You can’t just love America when you win.
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Critics on both sides
On Sunday, elected officials from both parties were shocked by the words of the former president, who also recently announced his intention to run for president in 2024.
Last week he had dinner with anti-Semites. Now he is calling for an end to constitutional democracy in America, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tweeted about a dinner at Donald Trump’s Florida residence attended by Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist and notorious Holocaust denier.
is out of control and a danger to our democracy. Everyone must condemn this attack on our democracyChuck Schumer added.
Mike Pence abstains
Asked about Donald Trump’s remarks on Fox News, former Vice President Mike Pence, who has nevertheless distanced himself from the American billionaire since the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, refrained from condemning them.
Candidates who focused on the past, especially those who focused on questioning the last election, did not do well in midterm elections last month, he simply remembered.
Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, the very conservative John Bolton, was offended by his former boss’s proposal.
All true conservatives must oppose his 2024 presidential campaignhe tweeted.