United States: political outcry after a call from Donald Trump to abandon the Constitution

Former United States President Donald Trump on October 9, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona.


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Donald Trump is causing a new controversy in the United States.

The former president called for abandoning the Constitution to reconsider the results of the 2020 election. An exit which again drew strong criticism from him.


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With our correspondent in New York


Loubna Anaki 

We already knew that

Donald Trump

is ready to do anything to support his accusations of fraud and the stolen presidential election, even in the craziest scenarios, such as simply abandoning the most sacred text of the United States: the Constitution. .

On his social network Truth Social, the former president says that when there is "

a fraud of this magnitude, it allows the repeal of all rules, regulations and articles, including those of the Constitution


A former president “

out of control

Words that immediately triggered strong reactions, starting with the White House: "

Attacking the Constitution and everything it represents is anathema to the soul of our country and it must be condemned

," said one Biden administration spokespeople.

Donald Trump is out of control and a danger to our democracy

,” wrote Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.

On the side of the Republicans, it is quieter.

Asked about this issue, former Vice President Mike Pence refrained from condemning.


Liz Cheney

, a strong critic of Donald Trump, describes the billionaire as an enemy of the Constitution.

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