FACT CHECK: Did The Military Criticize Donald Trump Over His Comments About The Constitution?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims the U.S. military is upset about President Donald Trump’s recent comments about nullifying the Constitution.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from a satirical website. The U.S. military has not commented on Trump’s suggestions.

Fact Check:

Trump said he does not want to “terminate” the Constitution after he faced controversy over the comments he made on his TRUTH Social account calling for the suspension of laws due to election fraud, The Hill reported. Trump also recently faced backlash for having dinner with rapper Kanye West and white nationalist podcaster Nick Fuentes, according to Fox News.

The Facebook post purports the U.S. military is upset with Trump for his recent comments about nullifying the Constitution. The post further claims U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger spoke with the former president by phone and told him he was “treading a very slippery slope” following his comments.

The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting the military is upset with Trump over his comments or that Berger addressed the comments with him in an alleged phone conversation. Likewise, the claim is not mentioned on the Marine Corps website or its verified social media pages. In addition, neither Trump nor Berger has publicly commented on the purported claim.

A keyword search reveals the claim stems from a Dec. 5 article published on the website “Real Raw News.” A disclaimer included on the site’s “About Us” page indicates it contains “humor, parody, and satire.”

Trump’s comments followed the release of Twitter communications detailing how the company allegedly limited the dissemination of a 2020 New York Post story about President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, according to The Hill. Trump seemed to suggest a new presidential election should be held in relation to the revelation, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Did Donald Trump Announce That He Will Not Be Running For President In 2024?)

Check Your Fact has contacted Marine Corps and Trump spokespersons for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter

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