During a Senate session on December 5, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) condemned Donald Trump for calling for the “termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution” and engaging with antisemites.
“Donald Trump cannot seem to go a week without doing or saying something disgusting, dishonorable, and frankly disqualifying for high office,” Schumer said.
“On Friday, he took his vile rhetoric to a new and horrible nadir when he called for the ‘termination of the Constitution of the United States’ because he lost the 2020 election.”
On December 3 Trump wrote on Truth Social 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” in a post about the 2020 election.
Andrew Bates, the White House deputy press secretary, responded to Trump’s remarks in a statement. “Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation and should be universally condemned. You cannot only love America when you win,” Bates wrote.
In a follow-up post on December 5, Trump denied that he said he wanted to terminate the US Constitution and called the statements made in reaction “disinformation and lies.” Credit: CSPAN via Storyful
CHUCK SCHUMER: Finally, Donald Trump cannot seem to go a week without doing or saying something disgusting, dishonorable, and frankly disqualifying for high office. Two weeks ago it was a dinner with a pair of laothful anti-semites, which to this day he has not denounced He says, well, I didn't know that one of these men, [? Fuentes, ?] this was coming. He still hasn't denounced them now that he knows he was there. On Friday, he took his vile rhetoric to a new and horrible [? nadir ?] when he called for the quote "termination of the Constitution of the United States" because he lost the 2020 election. Aside from the pettiness and the ego of that, it's as if Donald Trump is on a mission to find new ways to sink lower and lower to the detriment of America. How can anyone hope to take the presidential office-- oath of office, to preserve and protect the Constitution, while simultaneously calling for the Constitution's termination? It's wholly disqualifying on its face. And now that Donald Trump is being rightfully criticized for attacking the Constitution, his response is to double down and deny he ever did so in the first place, rather than have the decency to own up to it.