Trump Suggests Staying In Power For As Many As Five Terms
Donald Trump on Monday suggested at a campaign rally that he could serve as many as five terms in the White House.
“Now we’re going to have a second time,” Trump told the crowd in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.”And then we’ll drive them crazy. Ready? And maybe if we really like it a lot and if things keep going like they’re going, we’ll go and we’ll do what we have to do. We’ll do a three and a four and a five,” he added.
“We’re going to have another one, and it’s going to be great,” the president said as the crowd cheered him on as he recounted the details of his surprise election victory in 2016.
It’s not the first time Trump has suggested that his popularity is so strong he may have to exceed his constitutional term limits.
Earlier this month, he retweeted a post from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. that said Trump’s first term should be extended by two years as payback “for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup.”
The mention of a “coup” was a reference to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump’s remarks come days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she is worried Trump may not accept the results of the 2020 election if Democrats do not beat him by a wide margin.
Trump jokes about serving as many as 5 terms as president.
"And maybe if we really like it a lot and if things keep going like they are going we will do what we have to do, and a three [terms] and a four, and a five." pic.twitter.com/NeektAccaR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 20, 2019
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