Donald Trump and his allies and supporters cannot let the Big Lie die. Despite multiple recounts in counties and states that Trump insisted had run fraudulent elections (no surprise, but those counties had a disproportionately high number of black voters), they refuse to accept that their leader really did lose the election, and by more than five million votes.
Trump went on a rant on his social media platform, Truth Social, about the “fake news” media reporting exactly what he said about terminating the Constitution in order to reinstall him in power.
‘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. What I said was that when there is “MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION,” as has been irrefutably proven in the 2020 Presidential Election, steps must be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG. Only FOOLS would disagree with that and accept STOLEN ELECTIONS. MAGA!’
What Trump posted, in its full context, can be seen below. Spoiler alert: he said precisely what is being reported by the news.
‘So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? 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!’
Once he was called out on those statements, it suddenly became “fake news.” Except it isn’t. Trump called for all articles, rules, and regulations set by the U.S. Constitution, the one he swore to protect, in order to install himself back in the White House.
After his claims that he didn’t say exactly what he said, he continued pushing the Big Lie, the one that led to the incitement of an insurrection against the House and Senate on the day they certified President Biden’s win.
‘SIMPLY PUT, IF AN ELECTION IS IRREFUTABLY FRAUDULENT, IT SHOULD GO TO THE RIGHTFUL WINNER OR, AT A MINIMUM, BE REDONE. WHERE OPEN AND BLATANT FRAUD IS INVOLVED, THERE SHOULD BE NO TIME LIMIT FOR CHANGE!…WE WANT PEOPLE WHO “LEGITIMATELY” WON THE ELECTION TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY, NOT PEOPLE WHO HAD TO CHEAT IN ORDER TO WIN!!!’
Although Trump will never admit that he lost, that the American people simply did not want him to continue to be president after four years of chaos and violations of the same Constitution he wants to terminate. He did lose, and with any luck, he’ll lose again in 2024.