President Trump was met with roars of approval in Indiana Thursday night when he joked about having a longer stint in office than is allotted by the Constitution.
“Unless they give me an extension for the presidency, which I don’t think the fake news media would be too happy about...” Trump said, followed by audience whoops.
“Wait, wait, wait, actually, they would be happy,” he continued, gesturing toward the news outlets. “Because when I’m not here, their ratings are going to sink!”
Trump really loves this joke! During a meeting with donors back in March, Trump commented that China’s president Xi Jingping has been given the title “president for life” and added “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll want to give that a shot someday.” Maybe!
Trump, consummate multitasker and good brain-haver, likes to fantasize about extending his presidential term limits while also demanding congressional term limits. In April, he met with a group of lawmakers about this proposal in the hopes of “draining the swamp” in Washington. As a candidate, Trump suggested limiting House members to six-year terms and senators to 12-year terms.
What will God Emperor of America decide about presidential term limits? Stay tuned!