Trump Just ‘Joked’ About Cancelling the 2020 Election and Serving a Third Term
Donald Trump is once again “joking” about being president for more than two terms.
Trump was giving a speech at a Shell petrochemical plant in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and what was billed as a speech focused on energy and manufacturing turned into something quite different. His remarks quickly devolved into Trump railing against his critics, similar to a campaign rally.
At one point, Trump began mocking those who have accused him of using the presidency to boost his business.
“This thing is costing me a fortune being president,” Trump said. “Somebody said, ‘oh he might have rented a room to a man from Saudi Arabia for $500.’ What about the $5 billion I’ll lose?”
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There’s no evidence to support Trump’s claim that the presidency has cost him billions. He has refused to release his tax returns, and his latest financial disclosure forms show his properties earned tens of millions of dollars in the past year.
Still, Trump insisted that legal fees to defend against numerous lawsuits are costing him dearly.
“I don’t care. You know, if you’re wealthy it doesn’t matter,” he said. “I just want to do a great job.”
Then Trump did his normal spiel against the “fake news” media and suggested that perhaps the 2020 election should just be cancelled and he could just keep being president.
And yes, during his inauguration, Trump gave an oath to uphold the Constitution, which clearly states he can only serve two terms.
Trump is joking about calling off the 2020 election and serving a 3rd term during a speech to energy workers in PA that is not supposed to be a campaign event pic.twitter.com/EI9jZA1HaO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2019