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Trump Just ‘Joked’ About Extending His Term to 2026, ‘I’m Gonna Have to Extend it a Few Years!’

Donald Trump spoke to reporters on Monday as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina this evening.

He took a series of question, and during one he joked about extending his term to 2026.

Trump was discussing the World Cup in 2026, and said “We’re going to have extend my second term…I’m going to have to extend it for a couple years.”

It’s not the first time Trump has talked about staying beyond his allowable limit or suggesting he would not cede the office.

In June, Trump pinned a tweet to his timeline showing an online meme that depicted him holding power indefinitely. While critics then acknowledged that the behavior appears to be a form of trolling by the president, it still is a frightening suggestion that would be foolish not to take seriously or with at least some level of concern.

In June Trump pitched a third (at least) Trump term by claiming that “The good news is that at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT), both of these horrible papers will quickly go out of business & be forever gone!”

Trump has repeatedly made references to extending his term in office past the constitutionally mandated limit of two terms, including expressing a fondness for the idea of being “president for life.”

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