cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/21505201

Donald Trump flirted with the idea of being president for three terms – a clear violation of the US constitution – during a bombastic speech for the National Rifle Association in which he vowed to reverse gun safety measures green-lighted during the Biden administration.

“You know, FDR 16 years – almost 16 years – he was four terms. I don’t know, are we going to be considered three-term? Or two-term?” The ex-president and GOP presidential frontrunner said to the organization’s annual convention in Dallas, prompting some in the crowd to yell “three!” Politico reported.

Trump has floated a third term in past comments, even mentioning a prolonged presidency while campaigning in 2020. He has also tried distancing himself from this idea, telling Time magazine in April: “I wouldn’t be in favor of it at all. I intend to serve four years and do a great job.”

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    72 months ago

    Trump and the GOP just straight tell everyone their stupid-evil plans. They aren’t going to give up power this time. They tried not to in 2021 but were stymied. If Trump wins this year, America won’t ever have another real election. Trump will serve until he dies and then they’ll appoint one of his kids or DeSantis President in “emergency powers” or some bullshit and that’ll be forever.