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Donald Trump's remarks spark crucial debate in American politics

Former president speaks about about third term in White House

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
Donald Trump issues remarks about third term as president. — AFP
Donald Trump issues remarks about third term as president. — AFP

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has sparked crucial debate in American politics while he was addressing the members of the National Rifle Association (NRF) of the annual moot.

Trump asked people during his address Saturday about how many terms a person can serve as a president of the United States and whether it needed to be reconsidered.

"You know, FDR 16 years — almost 16 years — he was four terms. I don’t know, are we going to be considered three-term? Or two-term?" former president Trump asked.

The people responded by chanting: "Three".

Under the US Constitution amendment in 1950, an elected president can serve in the Oval Office no more than two times. President Franklin D Roosevelt served in the White House four times before the enactment of the 22nd Amendment.

The 77-year-old has previously been speaking about the 22nd Amendment. In an interview with the Time Magazine, he said last month: "I wouldn’t be in favour of it at all. I intend to serve four years and do a great job. And I want to bring our country back. I want to put it back on the right track. Our country is going down. We’re a failing nation right now. We’re a nation in turmoil."

Speaking about the third term, he categorically denied having any ambitions for it during an interview with NBC News in September.

Trump while referring to the gun laws said Saturday: "If the Biden regime gets four more years, they are coming for your guns."

If Trump assumes the Oval Office, by the time he exits from the White House, his age will be 82, surpassing the incumbent President Joe Biden, who currently holds the title of being the oldest commander-in-chief in US history.