Donald Trump Posts Image Suggesting He’ll Stay In Power Beyond Two Terms
President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted an image online of a campaign poster that bears his name and the year 2024, appearing to suggest, once again, that he would try to serve beyond two terms.
Trump has hinted previously that he would seek to serve more terms than is lawful and shared a video on social media of himself on the front cover of Time magazine suggesting he would be president forever.
Under the 22nd Amendment, presidents have a two-term limit of the Constitution, which was ratified by Congress in 1947.
While Trump’s supporters view this as trolling their political opponents, teasing them about their worst fears of Trump and duping the media into earnestly reporting on the president’s desire to seek more terms than he is allowed, legal scholars fear he is not joking when he suggests that he would abolish or ignore the term limit on presidents.
At his rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, this week, Trump noted that the U.S. is set to host the FIFA World Cup in the future—and again suggested he could run for a third term.
“We’ve got a problem: It’s in 2026,” Trump told his supporters. “And I said, well wait a minute, under the normal rules I’ll be out in 2024. So we may have to go for an extra term, OK?” Trump continued as the crowd cheered.
Back in June, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked Trump about the third term jokes. “I only joke, I only joke,” Trump said.