Donald Trump is attempting to do what he has attempted multiple times before, he wants to illegally extend his time as president of the United States.
On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to angrily suggest that he deserves his “stolen time” back that was taken from him because of the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and accusations of misconduct by former FBI head James Comey.
The disastrous IG Report on James Comey shows, in the strongest of terms, how unfairly I, and tens of millions of great people who support me, were treated. Our rights and liberties were illegally stripped away by this dishonest fool. We should be given our stolen time back?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2019
In reaction to Trump’s tweet suggesting he be given extra time on his current term, critics said the idea was ludicrous.
“Trump is talking about illegally extending his presidency again through a coup of his own making,” tweeted John Aravosis, liberal activist and editor of AmericaBlog. “It’s time Republicans started standing up for the country rather than the man.”
The "jokes" about serving more than 2 terms aren't funny anymore https://t.co/y6bvOuih4J
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 30, 2019
What do you mean "it's unclear what Trump meant" about getting his "stolen time back," @washingtonpost? You know exactly what it means: This shameless, lying grifter will refuse to leave office because he doesn't want to face charges. And the @GOP is fine with this.
— Cassie (@snarkysnowqueen) August 30, 2019
If anyone needs stolen time back it’s the American people who have had to endure this horrendous presidency for nearly three years.