‘We May Give That a Shot’: Trump Suggests He’d Love To End Term Limits And Be ‘President For Life’
In another disturbing sign that Donald Trump is a danger to America’s democracy, the U.S president on Saturday praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s move to abolish term limits to become president for life and suggested he might “give that a shot someday.”
Trump’s remarks came during a speech to Republican donors at his Mar-a-Lago resort. CNN obtained a recording of Trump’s comments and played a portion of the audio on air.
“China’s great, and Xi is a great gentleman,” Trump is heard saying on the recording.
“He’s now president for life,” the President added, to laughter and cheering.
“President for life,” Trump continued. “No, he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”
China’s parliament on Monday will approve the removal of presidential term limits from the country’s constitution.
Elsewhere in the speech, according to CNN, the President wondered aloud: “Is Hillary a happy person? Do you think she’s happy?”
“When she goes home at night, does she say, ‘What a great life?’” Trump asked his audience. “I don’t think so. You never know. I hope she’s happy.”
Trump also called former President George W. Bush “a real genius” for invading Iraq, which he said was the “the single worst decision ever made” and comparable to “throwing a big fat brick into a hornet’s nest.”
“That was Bush. Another real genius. That was Bush,” Trump said, according to the report. “That turned out to be wonderful intelligence. You know? Great intelligence agency there.”
The White House did not respond a Political Dig request for comment on Trump’s remark.