January 29, 2023

PREDICTABLE PANIC: We knew Trump would do this after his demented Constitution rant

UNHINGED ELEGY: Trump's latest ketchup-soaked docu-drama Truth Social outburst is BANANAS

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Donald Trump says that reports of him calling to “terminate the Constitution” are just “fake news” lies and that it’s not at all what he said — but his Truth Social post, in which he called for “termination of” the rules and regulations laid out in the Constitution, is still visible on his page, just a few scrolls down from the post denying its existence.


From his first campaign, Trump has been notorious for crying “fake news” when the media reports his own words, so it’s no surprise to see it again, but it’s also an easy fact-check, with the two posts only two days apart.

In the first post on Saturday morning, Trump went on a rant about the still-unproven election fraud that he claims was so rampant in the 2020 election, then began to suggest the means he believed could rectify the issue, specifically calling for the “termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”

In the second post, on Monday afternoon, he claimed that this was an invention of the “fake news.”

Granted there are a few words between “termination of” and “the Constitution” in his post, but in context, he’s very clearly calling for rejecting Constitutional procedures, no matter what his subsequent post claims.

From Trump’s Saturday post (emphasis added):

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“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!”

That’s pretty clear, and over the weekend, lawmakers from both major parties responded to this, with even some brave Republicans deviating from the Trump wall of solidarity and denouncing the call to “terminate” portions of the Constitution.

After the weekend’s coverage, though, Trump issued a denial.

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From Monday’s post:

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“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.”

The full post from Saturday can be seen in the screenshot below, where Trump seems to reference Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” nothing-burger as proof of wrongdoing in the 2020 election, then calls to either conduct a new election or have himself declared the “rightful winner.”

[Screenshot via Donald Trump/Truth Social]
Below, you can see a screenshot of his follow-up post, in which he denies calling for the termination of Constitutional rules.

[Screenshot via Donald Trump/Truth Social]
Is the former president suffering from selective memory? Or is his family history of Alzheimer’s disease beginning to manifest itself even more severely than in the past?

Only an MRI can answer that question.

Steph Bazzle covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph.

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