Politics

Trump Says He Should Stay in Office for 10 to 14 Years, But Insists He’s Only ‘Joking’

Donald Trump joked on Wednesday that he could stay in office for “10 or 14” years, saying it would be a good way to provoke the news media.

Trump told supporters at an outdoor rally that if he suggests he might stay in office past two terms, the media would respond by saying “see, he’s a despot.”

“There’ll be headlines tomorrow: ‘Donald Trump wants to break Constitution,’” Trump predicted, before adding that he was making the comments to annoy “fakers” in the media.

The Constitution limits the president to serving two consecutive terms in office.

“In six years, they’re all going to be out of business,” Trump said of news outlets.

The news media is a frequent target for Trump at his political rallies

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