President Trump on Thursday told a crowd at a campaign rally that news outlets would be “very happy” if he got an “extension” on his presidency.
During a rally in Elkhart, Ind., Trump said the people responsible for the US’s new embassy in Jerusalem told him that it could take 5 to 10 years to complete, to which he replied, “Unless they give me an extension for the presidency’ — which I don’t think the fake news media would be too happy about.”
“Actually they would be happy, because when I’m not here, their ratings are going to sink. So they’ll probably be very happy,” he added.
In March, Trump congratulated the Chinese Communist party for abolishing presidential term limits.
“I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday,” Trump joked at the time.
Trump once again derided reporters at his Thursday rally as the “fake news media” on multiple occasions.
Earlier this week, the president floated the possibility of rescinding press credentials to news outlets who are critical about his administration.
Trump: ".. Unless they give me an extension for the presidency, which I don't think the fake news media would be too happy about, wait, wait — actually they would be happy. Because when I'm not here, their ratings are going to sink" pic.twitter.com/VeTcc8xHGb
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 11, 2018