Trump Suggests He Could Serve 3 Terms if Re-Elected

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( – On Saturday, former President Donald Trump argued that if he wins back the White House in 2024 then he could be viewed as a three-term president. 

On Saturday while speaking to the National Rifle Association (NRA), Trump questioned whether winning the November election would mean that he is a two- or three-term president. He continued by pointing out that former President Franklin D. Roosevelt had been a four-term president. 

Trump asked the public whether winning the election would mean they have won two or three terms, to which someone shouted “Three.” In the past Trump had argued that even if he wins the presidential election in November he would not attempt to win a third term in the White House. Last year, he reiterated that point during an interview on “Meet the Press” with NBC’s Kristen Welker. 

Currently, the 22nd Amendment blocks someone from serving for more than two terms in the White House. Roosevelt had only been able to serve four terms because the amendment had not yet been enacted. 

Trump had stated last month during an interview with Time magazine that after his second term, he would retire from politics and that he was not planning on challenging the 22nd Amendment. He added that he would not be in favor of someone challenging the amendment and that he was just aiming to serve for four more years in order to bring the country back in order. He then noted that the country is currently in turmoil. 

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