By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Former US president Donald Trump called for the termination of the Constitution in a post on his Truth Social platform on Sunday, citing false claims that the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent.
Trump’s post appeared to be a response to “The Twitter Files,” released by journalist Matt Taibi in a series of tweets, which publicized email correspondence among Twitter staff deliberating whether to suppress a 2020 news story on information regarding overseas business dealings and controversial material found on a laptop belonging to US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
“So, with the revelation of massive and widespread fraud and deception in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, and 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?” the former president wrote
“A massive fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” he added. “Our great ‘Founder’ did not want, and would not condone, false and fraudulent elections!”
The 2020 New York article published three weeks before the 2020 election, reported on emails that the newspaper said had come from Hunter Biden’s laptop and that it said it received from Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer.
Twitter supposedly blocked the story from the platform at the time due to its policy on hacked and stolen materials, but later reversed the decision. Emails posted by Taibi showed Twitter staff were divided over the move.
The White House slammed Trump’s remarks in a statement, saying: “You cannot only love America when you win.”
“The American Constitution is a sacrosanct document that for over 200 years has guaranteed that freedom and the rule of law prevail in our great country. The Constitution brings the American people together – regardless of party – and elected leaders swear to uphold it,” Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said.