submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/news

Donald Trump flirted with the idea of being president for three terms – a clear violation of the US constitution – during a bombastic speech for the National Rifle Association in which he vowed to reverse gun safety measures green-lighted during the Biden administration.

“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?” The ex-president and GOP presidential frontrunner said to the organization’s annual convention in Dallas, prompting some in the crowd to yell “three!” Politico reported.

Trump has floated a third term in past comments, even mentioning a prolonged presidency while campaigning in 2020. He has also tried distancing himself from this idea, telling Time magazine in April: “I wouldn’t be in favor of it at all. I intend to serve four years and do a great job.”

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[-] [email protected] 253 points 4 weeks ago

And that's a big part of why, despite everything Biden is doing, I am 100% voting for him. Because if Biden wins, there will be a 2028 election where we can hopefully find someone better, and I'm not convinced that there will be under Trump.

Four years of Trump came really close to turning this country into a kakistocratic dictatorship. I really don't want to give him another chance.

[-] jettrscga 43 points 4 weeks ago

Despite what that Biden's doing exactly? I've heard about Israel weapon sales that are now being forced through by republicans as well. What else?

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[-] [email protected] 123 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

The same guy who unilaterally banned bump stocks with an executive order being hosted by the NRA shows how much the NRA actually cares about the second amendment.

[-] barsquid 33 points 4 weeks ago

Are you claiming the "take the guns first" guy isn't a strong 2A supporter? Say it isn't so!

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[-] Theprogressivist 98 points 4 weeks ago

“If the Biden regime gets four more years, they are coming for your guns,” Trump railed.

Really pulling out the "greatest hits" with this piece here. He's got nothing else.

[-] [email protected] 62 points 4 weeks ago

‘Member when Trump said he’d take guns without due process? Like he literally said that.


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[-] [email protected] 83 points 4 weeks ago

3, then 4, then 5... Just like putin.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 4 weeks ago

"Let me tell you, folks, it’s so true. Just like Putin, right? It’s unbelievable. We start with 3, then we go to 4, and then 5. It's all about strength, and nobody knows strength like me. We're talking about a progression, a strategy. Just like Putin does, so smart. You have to move step by step, building power. That’s how you win, that’s how you get things done. Trust me, it works."

Trump in one of his rallies (probably)

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[-] radicalautonomy 59 points 4 weeks ago

I support a life-term prisondency for him.

[-] UmeU 52 points 4 weeks ago

Ok hear me out…

Trump wants to be a dictator, sure. He was a terrible president and it would be a disaster if he was reelected.

Now that you know my position, listen to what he said at the NRA convention. He wasn’t saying ‘hey maybe I’ll serve 3 terms’… what he was saying was ‘if I get elected in 2024 then would that be two terms or three terms? Because we all know I was elected to a second term back in 2020 and so even though Biden is acting president, I am in my second term now, so a win in 2024 is a third term.’

The man is an idiot and rambled incoherently throughout the NRA speech. He reiterated his usual batch of racist xenophobic statements and bragged about his uncle at MIT… he is a one trick pony and there is plenty to poke fun at.

Would he tout the idea of a third term for himself? Sure! Is that what he did in this case, not precisely.

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[-] [email protected] 47 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

The only time we elected a president more than twice, it was a Socialist, and he was so popular that we had to pass a law after he was elected a fourth time so it didn’t happen again.

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[-] Ensign_Crab 35 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

The only time we elected a president 3 times, it was a Socialist

FDR was elected to four terms. He died 85 days into his fourth.

and he was so popular that we had to pass a law to keep him from being elected a fourth time.

The 22nd amendment wasn't even drafted until after FDR was dead, and wasn't ratified until 1951. And the language of the amendment specifically exempts the president at the time of ratification. The 22nd Amendment wouldn't have stopped Truman from running again, let alone his predecessor.

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[-] Sam_Bass 45 points 4 weeks ago

If he gets even one we are doomed

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[-] Sludgehammer 39 points 4 weeks ago

So let's see here, Trump is 77 years old, but will be 78 at the time of election. Let's just add eight years and we get 86... yep he's angling for president for life.

[-] Theprogressivist 35 points 4 weeks ago

Yep, and his brain will be mush, so who knows who'd really be running the show.

[-] AbidanYre 45 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)
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[-] Ensign_Crab 27 points 4 weeks ago

He's angling for hereditary dictatorship.

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[-] hperrin 36 points 4 weeks ago

Republicans hate the constitution, so… this checks out.

[-] HootinNHollerin 33 points 4 weeks ago

Lock him the fuck up already

[-] [email protected] 33 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

noted fascist is a fascist, more at 5

Guys I'm starting to think that this Trump fellow might not like democracy

[-] aquinteros 27 points 4 weeks ago

that's how dictators dictate

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[-] FauxPseudo 22 points 4 weeks ago
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[-] RampantParanoia2365 21 points 4 weeks ago

Man, all those guns, and no one shot him in the face multiple times. What a shame. Damn shame.

[-] [email protected] 29 points 4 weeks ago

That would never happen: These brave 2A champions have completely banned firearms from these conventions for security reasons.

[-] Postmortal_Pop 22 points 4 weeks ago

It's my biggest gripe against the left. Imagine betting your life on a game of football where one side is playing no contact tag rules and the other is playing full lethality death ball rules. We'll sit here and talk about how they're not playing fair, but pride parades won't march with guns. We'll cry about how horrid it is that they force their religion into our schools but we won't use the same system to fight it.

The left will die for their beliefs, but the right will kill for them. Only one of those methods leaves survivors.

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[-] Clbull 21 points 4 weeks ago

To be honest I think Clinton or Obama would have been president for life if two term limits weren't imposed.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago

He really, really wants to stay out of prison.

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