Trump calls for ‘termination’ of election rules in Constitution after release of the Twitter files
Former President Donald Trump called for the termination of the Constitution's rules regarding elections after the release of information about the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020.
"So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?" Trump wrote on TRUTH Social.
"A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution," the post continued. "Our great 'Founders' did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!"
On Friday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk released the "Twitter Files" where he and independent journalist Matt Taibbi exposed how the platform handled the Hunter Biden laptop story.
They posted a series of tweets about how Twitter management suppressed a New York Post story in late October 2020 on the contents of a recovered laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of then-Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, that had information about the Biden family's overseas business dealings.
Taibbi said that the censorship machine impacted both "celebrities and unknowns alike" and that while both Republicans and Democrats had access to it, the censorship was skewed by a liberal bias within the Twitter workforce.
One such tweet showed a screenshot of Democratic operatives working with the Biden campaign. "By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine," Taibbi wrote. "One executive would write to another: 'More to review from the Biden team.' The reply would come back: 'Handled.'"
Trump's comments about the Constitution and election fraud were criticized by New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, the newly elected leader of the House Democrats. He described Trump's comments as strange and extreme, adding, "Republicans are going to have to work out their issues with the former president and decide whether they're going to break from him and return to some semblance of reasonableness or continue to lean in to the extremism, not just of Trump, but Trumpism," according to the Associated Press.