Trump condemned for statement on terminating Constitution
Republicans, Democrats and Elon Musk are all speaking out against Former President Donald Trump’s statement that sections of the constitution should be terminated.
Here’s what happened.
On Friday nigh t, journalist Matt Taibii released part one of what’s being called the “Twitter files”. It revealed that during the 2020 presidential campaign, both the Trump and Biden teams would email Twitter executives and ask them to fact check or remove certain tweets. Twitter complied. In one email, a twitter executive wrote to another- “more to review from the Biden team,” with a list of tweets. The recipient responded three hours later, “handled these.” Taibbi also revealed Twitter executives struggled to explain how censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story fit their hacked materials policy. Twitter executives questioned whether their explanations were adequate.
Trump responded on his Truth Social site that: “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”
But Trump is being shot down.
Elon Musk responded by tweeting: The Constitution is greater than any President.
Rep Elect Mike Lawler: “Obviously I don’t support that. The Constitution is set for a reason, to protect the rights of every American. So I certainly don’t endorse that language or that sentiment.”
The White House said in a statement: “Attacking the Constitution…should be universally condemned. You cannot only love America when you win.”
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: “The Republicans are going to have to work out their issues with the former president and decide whether they’re going to break from him and return to some semblance of reasonableness, or continue to lean into the extremism, not just of Trump but of Trump-ism.”
Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.