Lets NOT beat around the bush on this…
The idea brought on the thought that would like 2 years more in office in exchange for his time up to now…
People around Trump have quickly said their guy was only joking….
But House Democratic Speaker Pelosi also said outlaid she is a bit worried about Trump trying to stretch a loss into a win if Trump loses by a small margin come next year…
I think Pelosi was more into juicing up the Democratic vote with he comments, BUT?
If Donald Trump was to serious look to nullify a American Presidential election?
It WOULD be an action to illegally hold on to the office of the Presidency …..
Which would be by definition a Coup.…
President Trump for months has griped, complained and tweeted about what he says is the unfair Russia “witch hunt” investigation that has consumed nearly half of his presidency.
Now, the president has floated a possible solution: two bonus years.
Trump over the weekend shared a tweet by Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, in which Falwell complimented Trump for “no obstruction, no collusion” and a soaring economy, before adding, “Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup.”
White House officials and others close to the president said he was joking and is not serious about trying to increase his first four-year term by 50 percent — an extension that would violate the Constitution and has no historical precedent.
But Trump’s suggestion came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also raised concerns about the president potentially refusing to accept the legitimacy of a Democratic victory in the 2020 presidential election — saying it was important that Democrats win “big” to protect the country from such an outcome.
“We have to inoculate against that, we have to guard against that,” Pelosi told the New York Times.
The remarks underscore real anxiety within factions of the country that Trump — who repeatedly complained about a “rigged” election in 2016 — may decide to contest the legitimacy of the election in 2020 if he is defeated or otherwise argue for an extended time in office.
“Everything that he says is a trial balloon — even his, quote, jokes are trial balloons,” said Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a New York University professor who studies authoritarian rulers. “But if you look at what he jokes about, it’s always things like this — it’s the extension of his rights, it’s the infringement of liberties. And authoritarians are continually testing the boundaries to see what they can get away with, and everything he does is a challenge to Democrats to mount some response against him.” ….