Donald Trump on Sunday rejected the suggestion that he would attempt to alter the Constitution in order to make it possible for himself to run for president and attempt to win a third term.
“Can you envision a situation well into your second term where you think that you’re so good for the country and so essential for the progress of the country that you would try to amend the Constitution so you could serve a third term?” TV host Chris Wallace disturbingly asked Donald Trump during an interview for “Fox News Sunday.”
“No,” President Trump answered. “Just won’t happen.”
“I think the eight-year limit is a good thing, not a bad thing,” Trump added.
Congress passed the 22nd Amendment in 1947, which limits elected presidents to two terms.
Trump, who is 72, has already filed the paperwork and plans to run for president again in 2020.
Trump has joked about China’s ominous decision to abolish executive term limits, but hasn’t seriously discussed changing the Constitution to cause a similar change in America, which can be proposed with a two-thirds majority votes in both the House and Senate or with a constitutional convention that is called by state legislatures.
It remains to be seen if he would ever get the opportunity to ponder such an idea if he would actually do it. We think that someone with the level of narcissism of Trump, it is a very real scenario.