Trump says he is eligible for a third term, negotiations will be made

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he intends to “negotiate” a third term in 2024 if he wins the November elections.

Trump predicted that he would be reelected into office, during a rally in Minden, Nevada. He also said he would carry the state of Nevada after he narrowly lost the state in the 2016 elections.

The president said the next move after the second tenure expires would be to “negotiate” a third term in office as he is “probably entitled to another four years” based on the way he and his administration were treated.

“52 days from now we’re going to win Nevada, and we’re gonna win four more years… and then after that, we’ll negotiate, right?” the President said. “Based on the way we were treated; we are probably entitled to another four after that.”

Last month, at a rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Trump made similar comments saying: “We are going to win four more years, and then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”

The president said he was only joking about four terms in the past, however, critics believe that there is more to the “joke”.

In November 2018, Trump was recorded praising Chinese President Xi Jinping after he abolished term limits. “H’s now president for life,” Trump said. Adding that, he thinks it’s a great idea that the Chinese President could do that, saying that, “maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.” Trump was later forced to confirm to the public that he wouldn’t seek for additional four years.

President Trump’s statement about wanting more than two terms in office has alarmed a number of critics who believe that he is determined to change the constitution.

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer, now top critic said that the President’s comments should not be taken as mere humor as he believes that Trump is out to exceed constitutional boundaries to become the “ruler” or “dictator” of the United States. He said that if Trump were to be reelected, “he was going to automatically day number one start thinking how he can change the Constitution for a third term, and then a fourth term.”

Cohen said Trump has an affinity with dictators and that is a sign that he has similar ambitions. “Like what he said to President XI and like what he said to so many other people.” Adding that, it’s the reason Trump “admires Kim Jong Uns of the world.”

In a clip which recently surfaced that held a conversation between President Trump and Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the President said he would not seek a third term or a constitutional amendment as he thinks “the eight-year limit is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

The 22nd amendment to the constitution was ratified in 1951 after Franklin D. Roosevelt held the presidency for four terms. The amended constitution prohibits a president from staying more than two terms in office. To amend the constitution to allow a third term, Trump will have to gain votes of two-thirds majority of the two houses of Congress or have two-thirds of state legislatures call for a constitutional convention.

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