Trump jokes about staying in office for 14 years - 2019-05-09
President Donald Trump caused quite the commotion on Sunday after he floated the idea of extending his term by two years, complaining that the first two years of his presidency had been "stolen" by the Russia investigation. The suggestion first appeared when Trump retweeted Jerry Falwell Jr. tweet describing the idea as "reparations." Trump then echoed Falwell's claim that the special counsel's probe had robbed him of his time in office.
Critics and legal experts universally condemned the idea as unconstitutional.
Now, days after drawing widespread scorn and comparisons to dictators, Trump is suggesting the tweets were just one big joke intended to trigger the media.