Trump Clarifies Statements After Backlash

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Following backlash from Republicans and Democrats, former President Donald Trump insisted that the media took his remarks about the “termination” of parts of the Constitution to allow him to return to the White House out of context.

On Friday (December 2), Trump took to Truth Social to claim that a “Massive Fraud” that he claims occurred during the 2020 Presidential election “allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”

But on Monday, Trump denied he was calling for the “termination” of segments of the Constitution in two separate posts to Truth Social.

In his first post, Trump claimed “Fake News” attempts to “convince the American People that I said I wanted to ‘terminate’ the Constitution.”

He called the headlines and broadcasts “DISINFORMATION & LIES” similar to the reports about Russia.

Instead, Trump clarified that his Friday statements were a call for “steps… be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG.”

In a separate and entirely capitalized post, Trump continued, asserting that “if an election is irrefutably fraudulent” — as Trump claimed was the case in the 2020 general election — it should either be given to the “rightful winner” or “be redone.”

He added that in cases of “blatant fraud,” there shouldn’t be a “time limit” for change.

The former President’s comments on Monday came after prominent GOP figures called out Trump.

Former Vice President said during a radio show on Monday morning that those who have served or intend to serve in “public office” should “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.”