Twitter CEO Elon Musk responded to former President Donald Trump call to suspend certain articles and provisions in the Constitution.
Musk appeared to condemn Trump’s recent call in a late Sunday tweet which replied to a Fox News article covering the White House’s response to the former president’s remark.
“The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story,” Musk wrote.
The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2022
Trump, who recently announced his 2024 presidential candidacy, made his argument for the Constitution’s suspension to prevent the “massive and widespread fraud and deception” that allegedly occurred in the 2020 presidential election.
“So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democratic 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!”
The White House and other prominent public figures condemned this statement, with White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates calling the document “sacrosanct” and the “ultimate monument” for all Americans. (RELATED: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Presses Republican On Supporting Nominee Calling To ‘Suspend The Constitution’)
“The American Constitution is a sacrosanct document that for over 200 years has guaranteed that freedom and the rule of law prevail in our great country. The Constitution brings the American people together – regardless of party – and elected leaders swear to uphold it,” Bates said. “It’s the ultimate monument to all of the Americans who have given their lives to defeat self-serving despots that abused their power and trampled on fundamental rights. 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.”