Trump has received criticism from both sides of US politics, after proposing a termination of the US Constitution.
Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, declaring himself “the rightful winner” of the 2020 US election and that it was time to ‘throw out’ the results or hold a “new election”.
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump wrote on the social media site.
“Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone False & Fraudulent Elections!”
A spokesman for the Biden White House, Andrew Bates, retaliated over the weekend, in a statement saying, “Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation and should be universally condemned.” He added, “You cannot only love America when you win,” and that the constitution is a “sacrosanct document.”
Politicians from both sides of US politics spoke out against Trump.
Ted Lieu, congressman for the Democrats, stated that Trump’s proposal is “anti-American and Fascist”. Chich Schumer, Senate majority leader stated on Twitter, “He’s out of control and a danger to our democracy. Everyone must condemn this attack on our democracy.”
For Donald Trump, last week it was dinner with antisemites. Now he’s calling for an end to America’s constitutional democracy. He’s out of control and a danger to our democracy. Everyone must condemn this attack on our democracy.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 4, 2022
Adam Kinzinger, a Republican that voted to impeach Trump for inciting the US Capitol riots said, “Not a single conservative can legitimately support him.”
Criticism of Trump has been increasing from Republicans and Republican-supporting media outlets in the wake of the November midterm elections in the US. The results saw many Trump-endorsed candidates lose, despite the Republican party managing to achieve a narrow majority in the lower house.
Last month, senior Republicans criticised Trump after his dinner with Nick Fuentes, a known antisemite and white supremacist, in Trump’s Florida home.
“”There is no room in the Republican Party for anti-Semitism or white supremacy, and anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view, in my judgement, [is] highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States,” Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican Leader, told reporters last month. “That would apply to all of the leaders in the party who will be seeking offices.”