President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to once again share a doctored video depicting him campaigning for office indefinitely on the cover of Time magazine.
The real Time magazine cover, which was published on Oct. 22, 2018, was titled “How Trumpism Outlasts Trump” and features campaign yard signs for Trump for every four years from 2024-2044.
The edited clip shared for the at least the third time by the president, adds an additional sign at the end that at first reads “Trump 2048,” before growing by four years at a time, then 100 years at a time, then even larger numbers until it eventually reads “Trump 4EVA.”
The video is set to the swelling orchestra of “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020
Trump’s tweet comes just days after he floated on Twitter the prospect of delaying the 3 November election — a suggestion more in line with autocrats who try to quash the public’s ability to vote than with the head of the world’s leading democracy.
With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020
Trump last year suggested in a tweet that his supporters might “demand” that he serve more than two terms as president.
Trump has previously joked about serving more than two terms, including at a campaign rally in May 2019, when he told a crowd that he could potentially serve a fifth term in the White House with their help.
A month earlier, he told a crowd that he might remain in the Oval Office “at least for 10 or 14 years.”