During the second half of the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted 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 second 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.”
Trump reportedly posted the tweet while Air Force One was stopped in Alaska to refuel en route to its final destination in Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019
Trump earlier this month 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, 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.”