Trump’s call for ‘end’ of constitution condemned by Democrats

The White House has condemned former President Donald Trump after he called for the “termination” of the US constitution.

Mr Trump made the comments in a post to his Truth social network on Saturday while repeating his false claim that he won the 2020 presidential election.

He also accused “Big Tech Companies” of colluding against him with Democrats.

White House spokesman Andrew Bates said Mr Trump’s comments were “anathema to the soul of our nation”.

“You cannot only love America when you win,” Mr Bates said in a statement.

He added that Mr Trump’s comments should be “universally condemned” – seemingly a pointed jab at senior Republicans who have so far avoided criticising the former president’s outburst.

Other senior Democrats also challenged Republicans – including Rep Eric Swalwell who questioned how the party’s members could continue to refer to themselves as “Constitutional conservatives” if they didn’t condemn the comments.

In the post, Mr Trump referred to vague…

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