Speaking outside Orlando, Florida, at The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, President Trump once again “joked” about extending his term and serving more than the two he’s limited to by the Constitution.
“You want to drive them crazy?” Trump asked the crowd on Thursday. “Don’t do four more years, say eight more years, you’ll drive them crazy,” he said to cheers and applause.
“If you want to drive them crazy just say eight more years, or twelve more years. Sixteen would do it good,” he encouraged his followers.
“You’d really drive them into the loony bin,” he said to loud cheers and laughs.
Here’s Trump “joking” about breaking the law and serving more than two terms as president.
“16 [more years] would do it good. You’d really drive [the media] into the loony bin.” pic.twitter.com/SnvqnXS4Qy
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 3, 2019
Trump has previously joked about serving more than two terms, including at a campaign rally in May, when he told a crowd that he could potentially serve a fifth term in the White House with their help.
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.