2020-09-14 00:45:44 UTC
*Donald Trump shared his intent to run for president again in 2024 during a
campaign event in Minden, Nevada, on Saturday night
*'We're gonna win four more years ... and after that, we'll negotiate,' he said
*'Based on the way we were treated, we are probably entitled to another four
after that,' he added
*Over the course of his first term Trump has repeatedly suggested that he wants
to serve more than eight years in office
*The suggestion has alarmed critics who believe he isn't joking about violating
President Donald Trump has said he will 'negotiate' a third term in the White
House because he's 'entitled' to it.
Trump shared his intent to run for president again in 2024 during a campaign
event in Minten, Nevada, on Saturday night.
'52 days from now we're going to win Nevada, and we're gonna win four more years
in the White House,' he told a crowd of hundreds of supporters, most of them not
wearing masks or socially distancing.
'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.'
Trump has repeatedly suggested that he wants to serve more than two terms in
office, alarming critics who believe he isn't joking about wanting to violate
He made similar comments at a rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, last month, saying:
'We are going to win four more years, and then after that, we'll go for another
four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four
But in the past Trump has also claimed that he's only joking about trying to
serve more than two terms.
In November 2018, the president was forced to confirm that he wouldn't push for
an additional four years after he was recorded praising Chinese President Xi
Jinping for abolishing term limits.
'He's now president for life,' Trump said at a fundraiser. 'And look, he was
able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll have to give that a shot
In the wake of that clip surfacing, Trump told Fox News' Chris Wallace that he
would not seek a constitutional amendment to allow him a third term.
'I think the eight-year limit is a good thing, not a bad thing,' he told
Since then Trump has repeatedly backtracked on those comments, charging that he
deserves more time in office because of 'mistreatment' he's endured during his
America's unofficial two-term limit was established under Presidents George
Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but was breached by President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt, who was elected four times in 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944.
Congress ratified the 22nd Amendment officially limiting presidents to two terms
Trump spent the majority of Saturday night's campaign event - which violated
Nevada's coronavirus regulations - attacking his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
'[Biden] is the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics. He
doesn't know he is alive,' Trump told the crowd at the Minden-Tahoe airport as
smoke from wildfires one state over filled the air.
The crowd was riled up, repeatedly yelling 'four more years' and 'we love
Trump.' They waved signs that said 'peaceful protesters' - which is what the
president has started calling his rallies.
Trump complained that Biden will get a favorable comparison to Winston
Churchill, the legendary British prime minister who lead the United Kingdom
through World War II. Trump reveres Churchill and often compares himself to the
'We have a debate coming up in three weeks and here's the problem. Winston
Churchill was a great debater,' Trump said.
He said if Biden makes it to the debate and 'if he gets off the stage they're
going to say it's the single greatest debate they've ever seen. Winston
Churchill was nothing compared to Sleepy Joe.'
He repeated several of his previous insults of Biden. In addition to the 'Sleepy
Joe,' he complained Biden is still in his basement, and railed against Biden's
'Joe is shot, let's face it,' Trump said.
'Using him is just an excuse to get the super libs in there,' he said.
He also attacked Biden's ability to keep the United States' safe. Biden has over
40 years of government service.
'Biden's plan is to appease domestic terrorists,' Trump said. 'He'll never be
able to protect your family, your loved ones, your community.'
He also argued a Biden presidency would ruin the economy. The president has made
a strong economy a key to his re-election and it's one area where voters give
him high marks.
'I think 1929 would look like good times,' Trump said.
He also tied Biden to one of his major pet peeves - windmills.
'Did you ever seen a windmill when it's shot - like Joe?' Trump asked. 'It just
starts to rust. And no one wants to take them down because it's a lot of money
to take them down.'
Trump railed against environmentalists who want to use wind energy, warning
people they won't be able to watch TV at night because the wind's not blowing.
He complained windmills will kill bald eagles, saying: 'You want to see a bird
cemetery? Walk under a windmill sometime.'
The president also attacked his former Democratic rivals in addition to his 2020
opponent - bringing up Hillary Clinton's emails, which was a popular line for
him on the 2016 campaign trail, and complaining about President Barack Obama's
Nobel Peace Prize.