Trump says doesn't want to 'terminate' Constitution for election fraud, says 'fake news'

Trump in a weekend post said such fraud "allows for the termination of all rules ... even those found in the Constitution."

Published: December 5, 2022 2:17pm

Updated: December 5, 2022 5:31pm

Former President Trump said Monday that he doesn't want to "terminate" the Constitution, following backlash from his social media post Saturday about Twitter's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story and his continued belief that "massive voter fraud" cost him reelection in 2020.

Trump in the weekend post said such fraud "allows for the termination of all rules ... even those found in the Constitution" — a comment critics and others interpreted as him calling for at least related parts of the Constitution to be terminated. 

On Monday, the former president on the Truth Social platform said over two posts: 

"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 said his weekend post was to say "steps must be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG."

"Simply put, if an election is irrefutably fraudulent, it should go to the rightful winner or, at a minimum, be redone," Trump wrote in a separate, all-capitalized post. "Where open and blatant fraud is involved, there should be no time limit for change!" 

The comment Saturday has caused headaches for GOP lawmakers, including those who appeared on the Sunday morning talks shows and where asked whether they rejected it.

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