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2020 US elections: Trump wants to approve the possibility of a third term as president

Donald Trump is running for re-election this November and has already suggested that he would "negotiate" a third term as president because he is "entitled" to do so.

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2020 US elections: Trump wants to approve the possibility of a third term as president
Ethan MillerAFP

Donald Trump was elected in 2016 and he is running for a second term this November. As he is campaigning to beat Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, Trump is already thinking about his future, suggesting on Saturday he might spend three terms in office because he was “probably entitled” to do so.

Trump wants to spend 12 years in office

At a campaign event in Nevada, Trump told his supporters that if he wins on 3 November, he wants to run for re-election again in 2024 to serve a total of 12 years. 

“Fifty days from now we are going to win Nevada, and we’re going to win four more years in the White House. Then after that we’ll negotiate, right? Because we’re probably, based on the way we were treated, we are entitled to another four after that,” Trump told the crowd.

The last president to serve more than two terms was Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was elected four consecutive times before his death in 1945.

After his death the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment was ratified in 1951, establishing that a president can’t serve more than two terms, a total of 8 years.

Second time Trump suggests he wants to serve three terms

This is not the first time President Donald Trump has suggested he wants to serve three terms.

Last month at a rally in Wisconsin Trump also said he was owed a third presidential term. “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,” Trump said last month (via Yahoo News).


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