Criticism in the US after a call by Trump to abandon the constitution

The former US president on Saturday repeated his claims of massive fraud in the 2020 vote, which he said “allows for the repeal of all rules”, including constitutional ones.

The American political class on Sunday strongly condemned a call the day before by Donald Trump to abandon the US Constitution to reconsider the result of the 2020 presidential election won by Joe Biden. Reiterating his baseless claims of massive fraud during the vote, the former president claimed 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 are 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.“Commented a spokesman for the executive board, Andrew Bates, in a press release on Saturday.”Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our country and must be condemned“, he added.”You can’t just love America when you win.»

“Out of control”

On Sunday, elected officials from both parties were blasted by comments from 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 Americatweeted Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer about a dinner at Donald Trump’s Florida residence attended by notorious white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.

Donald Trump”is out of control and a danger to our democracy. Everyone must condemn this attack on our democracyChuck Schumer added.

Asked about Donald Trump’s remarks regarding 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 electionslast 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 campaign“, he tweeted.

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