Following former President Trump’s Monday insistence he wasn’t suggesting the Constitution be “terminated,” pundits responded with mixed reactions.
“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,” Trump said in a Monday Truth Social post following critics’ suggestion the former President wanted to “terminate” the Constitution. “What I said was that when there is ‘MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION,’ as has been irrefutably proven in the 2020 Presidential Election, steps must be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG. Only FOOLS would disagree with that and accept STOLEN ELECTIONS. MAGA!”
“It WENT to the rightful winner, Mother——,” said former ESPN journalist Keith Olbermann responding to Trump’s Truth Social post.
“Repeating: enough of this bullshit The guy is AGAIN openly calling for the violent overthrow of the government,” Olbermann continued. “Indict him, arrest him, just seize him and put him in a stockade.”
“This country needs to put this insurrectionist Mother—— behind bars TODAY”
Repeating: enough of this bullshit
The guy is AGAIN openly calling for the violent overthrow of the government.
Indict him, arrest him, just seize him and put him in a stockade.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 5, 2022
Rapper Bryson Gray defended Trump’s statement by saying he “DID not say to terminate the constitution.”
“He said that the election was stolen and we need to right our wrongs.”
“Yeah but he literally said it in writing, verbatim, and we can all read it for ourselves,” said the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh.
Yeah but he literally said it in writing, verbatim, and we can all read it for ourselves https://t.co/mAboioi8Oe
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 5, 2022
“I didn’t say I wanted to terminate the Constitution, I just said that every article in the Constitution could be terminated to redress the fraud,” said lawyer Will Chamberlain, appearing to suggest the former President in fact suggested “terminating” the Constitution.
“I didn’t say I wanted to terminate the Constitution, I just said that every article in the Constitution could be terminated to redress the fraud.”
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) December 5, 2022
Human Events’ Jack Posobiec agreed with one user who said, “Trump wasn’t saying overthrow the Constitution. Trump was saying the Constitution was overthrown.”
“The media will always spin things out of control about Trump,” Posobiec responded to another user’s similar suggestion.
The media will always spin things out of control about Trump. What’s interesting is to take note of the conservatives joining them https://t.co/f3qq7hJTCJ
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 5, 2022
“And with just one mean tweet, Donald Trump got the entire media and Democrat party to defend the US Constitution,” Posobiec followed up shortly after.
“There isn’t a single person alive in America who has ever been ruled by a President that had a shred of respect for the Constitution,” said the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, suggesting Trump’s comment wasn’t as impactful as critics claimed. “Trump is just the first to admit it.”
“No, this is not an endorsement.”
There isn't a single person alive in America who has ever been ruled by a President that had a shred of respect for the Constitution.
Trump is just the first to admit it.
No, this is not an endorsement.
— Libertarian Party NH (@LPNH) December 5, 2022
Former President Trump expressed frustration over information revealed by journalist Matt Taibbi’s reporting on the “Twitter Files.”
“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 said on Friday. “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”