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Trump Jokes About Serving As Many As Five Terms: ‘We’ll Drive Them Crazy’

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Trump Jokes About Serving As Many As Five Terms: ‘We’ll Drive Them Crazy’





At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Monday night, President Trump called on his supporters to mobilize for his reelection bid, telling them he could potentially serve a fifth term in the White House with their help.

“We ran one time and we’re ‘1-and-0’ — but it was for the big one. Now we’re going to have a second time. And we’re going to have another one. And then we’ll drive them crazy,” the president told the crowd in the small town of Montoursville in central Pennsylvania.

“Maybe if we really like it a lot — and if things keep going like they’re going — we’ll go and we’ll do what we have to do: we’ll do a three and a four and a five,” he added, presumably referring to subsequent terms in office.



The 22nd Amendment of the Constitution bars individuals from serving as president for more than two terms.

Earlier this month, Trump retweeted a post from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. that argued Trump’s first term should be extended by two years as payback “for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup.”

The retweet came days just after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview that she is worried Trump may not accept the results of the 2020 election if Democrats do not beat him by a wide margin.





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