Former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he will appear alongside Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday night to “explain” how President Trump “will be eligible for a 3rd term.”
Huckabee claimed Trump’s critics, including former FBI Director James Comey and Democrats in general, as well as the news media and House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, would make the president eligible to run in the 2024 presidential election.
“I’ll be on @seanhannity 2nite @FoxNews at 9pm ET and will explain how @realDonaldTrump will be eligible for a 3rd term due to the illegal attempts by Comey, Dems, and media, et al attempting to oust him as @POTUS so that’s why I was named to head up the 2024 re-election,” Huckabee tweeted.
I'll be on @seanhannity 2nite @FoxNews at 9pm ET and will explain how @realDonaldTrump will be eligible for a 3rd term due to the illegal attempts by Comey, Dems, and media , et al attempting to oust him as @POTUS so that's why I was named to head up the 2024 re-election.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 12, 2019
Trump is constitutionally prohibited from serving a third term under the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2019
Trump has repeatedly joked about running for president indefinitely.
At a November rally in Kentucky, Trump joked about being a dictator for up to “21 years.”
“Fake news media, fake news. Look at all of them,” Trump said as the crowd booed members of the free press.
“What they don’t know is that when we hang it up, in five years, or nine years, or 13 years, or maybe 17 years, or maybe if I still have the strength, 21 years,” he jokingly told the crowd to cheers and applause.
“See, now they are going crazy,” he said as he pointed toward members of the media.
“Now they’re saying, ‘See I told you he was a dictator, he wants to take charge and control of our country,’ ” he added. “These people are crazy.”
Earlier this year, he tweeted an edited video depicting him campaigning for office forever on a satirical Time Magazine cover. It was based on an actual magazine cover from last year that showed Trump campaign year signs every four years from 2024-2044.
In April he told a crowd that he might remain in the Oval Office “at least for 10 or 14 years.”
In June Trump suggested in a tweet that his supporters might “demand” that he serve more than two terms as president.
That same month, Trump shared a doctored video depicting him campaigning for office indefinitely on the cover of Time magazine.
In September, Trump suggested he might remain in office beyond a second term while discussing the 2026 FIFA World Cup.