Trump seeks to clarify call to ‘end’ part of Constitution amid backlash

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 15. (Alon Skuy/AFP via Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump on Monday called for suspending parts of the U.S. Constitution or “ending” rules and regulations to allow him to return to the White House after being criticized by other Republicans. I tried to clarify his request.

Initially, Trump said on the Truth Social platform Saturday that social media companies’ role in 2020 in restricting and removing misinformation and content that violates their policies would require “all rules, regulations, including those in the Constitution.” , and authorizes the termination of the article.”

In his latest post, Trump said he didn’t say he wanted to end the Constitution, saying on Monday that “we must take immediate steps to right what’s wrong,” and that the widespread Mentioned what he described as fraud and deception – in the 2020 election, he provided no evidence.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. (Karina Johansen/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump’s first comments came after Twitter CEO Elon Musk promoted a series of tweets by writer Matt Taibi. Twitter removed contentespecially in relation to Joe Biden’s son Hunter, in 2020.

Earlier Monday, Republicans close to Trump tried to clarify the former president’s comments by suggesting that Trump was misunderstood.

“He sees the unprecedented nature of Big Tech interfering in the 2020 election to benefit Joe Biden, just as the act of ending some rule of the Constitution would be unprecedented. emphasizes the

Trump’s comments — advisers didn’t say whether Trump would push the idea further — suggest that Republican leaders are white supremacist leaders and increasingly anti-Semitic. It followed a string of news stories that lashed out at Trump for dining with rapper Kanye West (now known as Ye).

Kanye West is seen in Los Angeles on October 28th.

Kanye West is seen in Los Angeles on October 28th. (His MEGA/GC image via Getty Images)

Although his position in the field of other 2024 candidates has steadily declined since leaving the White House almost two years ago, Trump remains the clear frontrunner and contender. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and a handful of others. Trump has not campaigned since officially starting his campaign on November 15.

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Monday rejected Trump’s proposal say in an interview When WVOC radio “Everyone in public office, and everyone who aspires to serve or re-enter public office, must make it clear that they support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

A handful of Republican lawmakers were also quick to condemn Trump’s comments over the weekend.

“You know, he says a lot, but that doesn’t mean it will happen,” said Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, said on sunday On ABC’s “This Week.”

Congressman Mike Lawler, RN.Y., Said on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “Of course I don’t support it,” said most people wanting to move on from Trump’s 2020 defeat.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan speaks to the media at a fundraising event in Arundel Mills, Maryland, on Nov. 30.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan speaks to media at a fundraising event in Arundel Mills, Maryland, Nov. 30. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

of Tweet On Monday, outgoing Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who has hinted at a possible 2024 run, said “the Constitution is not the issue.”

“It’s a matter of looking back and attacking the constitution. It’s time for our party to put this nonsense in the past and move forward.”

Trump’s latest briefing on Monday continues a long-running trend of the former president making astonishing statements and then retracting them — often without publicly deciding on a course of action. Near the end of the election, Trump said he will sue all women accused him of sexual assault, withdrew the threatAnd in the spring of 2019, President Trump proposed closing. Part of the border with Mexicobut soon afterwards he said will wait a year To do so, according to a study compiled by American Bridge, a Democratic opposition research group.