President Donald Trump on Saturday once again suggested interest in serving three terms in office, claiming that he was “probably entitled” to an additional four years following a hypothetical second term at a campaign event in Nevada.
“And 52 days from now we’re going to win Nevada, and we’re gonna win four more years in the White House,” Trump told the mostly maskless, non-socially distant crowd of his supporters on Saturday. “And then after that, we’ll negotiate, right? Because we’re probably — based on the way we were treated — we are probably entitled to another four after that.”
- President Donald Trump on Saturday once more suggested he would spend three terms — 12 years — in office, claiming that he was “probably entitled” to an extra term in office.
- Throughout his presidency, Trump has sometimes suggested he would spend more than two terms in office.
- The 22nd Amendment, which was ratified in 1951, established that a president may not serve more than two terms.
- Prior to the ratification of the 22nd Amendment, FDR was elected to serve four terms in office, serving 12 years as president before his death in 1945.