Headline RoundupDecember 5th, 2022

Trump Calls for ‘Termination’ of Constitution Over Twitter Censorship

AllSides Summary

Former president Donald Trump called for the “termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution” in response to a recent report about Twitter limiting the spread of a New York Post (Lean Right Bias) story about Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, in the lead up to the 2020 Presidential election.

Key Quotes: In a post on Truth Social, Trump stated 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. Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!” White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates responded to Trump’s comments, stating, “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.”

For Context: Trump announced in November that he is again running for the presidency in 2024, setting up a potential primary battle between himself and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is also expected to run. Recently, Trump was criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike for dining with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, both of which have come under fire for anti-Semitic rhetoric.

How the Media Covered It: Trump’s statements and the ensuing backlash were covered heavily on the left and center and mildly on the right. Fox News stated that Trump has “failed for years” to provide evidence of election fraud.

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