WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning, suggesting his supporters might not want him to leave the White House — even after two terms.
- Last year, Trump told a closed-door fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago that “maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday,” referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s abolishment of term limits, according to a recording obtained by CNN.
- However, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution states that “no person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning, suggesting his supporters might not want him to leave the White House — even after two terms.
“The good news is that at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT),” the president wrote.
Trump also criticized the Washington Post and the New York Times in his tweets, calling the publications”both a disgrace.”
This is not the first time Trump has talked about this issue. According to a recording obtained by CNN, the president told a closed-door fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in March last year, that “maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday,” referring to President Xi Jinping’s abolishment of term limits in China. It was not determined if Trump’s comments were made in jest.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only American president to serve more than two terms. He died during his fourth term in office.
There have been speculations, mostly made by progressive commentators, about the possibility of Trump not leaving office if he loses the election narrowly. TV host Bill Maher last week told CNN that if Trump loses in 2020, “he won’t go.”
Jonah Goldberg, a Conservative commentator responded, “Refusing to leave would make him the crazy guy the Marines escort out of the building.”
Source: USA Today