President Donald Trump has said he will “negotiate” a third term in the White House because he is “entitled” to it.
Trump shared his intention to run for president again in 2024 at a campaign event in Minten, Nevada, on Saturday night.
“We’re going to win Nevada in 52 days, and we’re going to win four more years at the White House,” he told a crowd of hundreds of supporters, most of whom didn’t wear masks or were socially distant.
And then we’ll negotiate, right? Since we probably have – based on the way we’ve been treated – we’re probably entitled to another four after that. ‘
Trump has repeatedly suggested he wants to serve more than two terms in office, alarming critics who think he is not kidding about wanting to violate constitutional boundaries.
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President Donald Trump said he will “negotiate” a third term in the White House because he is “entitled” to it at a campaign event in Minden, Nevada, on Saturday night.
He made similar comments at a meeting in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, last month, saying, “We’re going to win four more years, and then we’re going to go four more years because they spied my campaign. We should redo four years. ‘
But in the past, Trump has also claimed that he is only joking about trying to serve more than two terms.
In November 2018, the president was forced to confirm that he would not press for another four years after being recorded praising Chinese President Xi Jinping for abolishing term limits.
“He is now president for life,” Trump said during a fundraising campaign. And look, he could have done that. I love it. Maybe we should try that one day. ‘
In the wake of that clip’s release, Trump told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he wouldn’t seek a constitutional change to allow him a third term.
“I think the eight-year limit is a good thing, not a bad thing,” he told Wallace.
Since then, Trump has repeatedly come back to those comments, accusing him of earning more time in the office because of “ assault ” he endured during his first term in office.
America’s unofficial two-term limit was set under Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but was violated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected four times in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944.
Congress ratified the 22nd amendment officially limiting presidents to two terms in 1951.
Supporters listen as Trump speaks Saturday night at a rally in Minden, Nevada
Saturday’s rally drew hundreds of people – in violation of Nevada’s coronavirus restrictions
Trump spent most of Saturday night’s campaign event – which violated Nevada’s coronavirus rules – attacking his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
‘[Biden] is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics. He doesn’t know he’s alive, ” Trump told the crowd at the Minden-Tahoe airport as smoke from wildfires filled the air in one state.
The crowd was excited, repeatedly shouting ‘four years’ and ‘we love Trump’. They waved signs of “peaceful protesters” – as the president has come to call his rallies.
Trump complained that Biden will have a favorable comparison to Winston Churchill, the legendary British Prime Minister who led the United Kingdom through World War II. Trump reveres Churchill and often compares himself to the political icon.
“We have a debate in three weeks and here’s the problem. Winston Churchill was a big debater, ”Trump said.
He said if Biden makes it to the debate and ‘when he comes off the stage, they’ll say this is the biggest debate they’ve ever seen. Winston Churchill was nothing compared to Sleepy Joe. ‘
He echoed several of his previous insults against Biden. In addition to the ‘Sleepy Joe’, he complained that Biden is still in his basement and raged on Biden’s son Hunter.
“Joe was shot, let’s face it,” Trump said.
“Using it is just an excuse to get the superlibs in,” he said.
Trump repeatedly railed against Democratic rival Joe Biden at his rally, saying, “ He is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics. He doesn’t know he’s alive ‘
He also attacked Biden’s ability to protect the security of the United States. Biden has more than 40 years of government service.
“Biden’s plan is to appease domestic terrorists,” Trump said. “He will never be able to protect your family, your loved ones, your community.”
He also argued that a Biden presidency would ruin the economy. The president has made a strong economy a key to his reelection, and it is an area in which voters give him high marks.
“I think 1929 would be a good time,” Trump said.
He also tied Biden to one of his biggest pets: windmills.
“Have you ever seen a windmill when it was shot – like Joe?” Trump asked. ‘It’s just starting to rust. And no one wants to take them down because it is a lot of money to take them down. ‘
Trump scolded environmentalists who want to use wind power and warned people that they can’t watch TV at night because the wind isn’t blowing.
He complained that windmills will kill bald eagles and said, ‘You want to see a bird cemetery? Take a walk under a windmill. ‘
The president also attacked his former Democratic rivals alongside his 2020 opponent – he brought up Hillary Clinton’s emails, which was a popular line for him on the 2016 campaign trail, and complained about President’s Nobel Peace Prize Barack Obama.