Trump Suggests He’s Owed More Time in Office- Pelosi Worries About 2020

President Donald Trump disembarks Marine One.Commentary

President Donald Trump disembarks Marine One on the PCU Gerald R. Ford, Newport News, Virginia, Thursday, March 2, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The 2020 presidential elections are slowly drawing closer and with that comes the competitive nature between all of the parties but especially between the Democrats and Republicans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t come out and say that President Trump is a power hungry man who won’t give up the presidential office if he loses in 2020 but she did say in an interview with New York Times that “he’s not going to respect the election,” and “He would poison the public mind.” [1] This was said shortly before Trump retweeted MAGA supporter Jerry Falwells tweet which stated that Trump should get two extra years in office as recompense for his time lost to the Mueller investigation.

Tremendous Success

President Trump is known for making bold statements to reporters and posting controversial tweets on his twitter, which is why most legal experts didn’t give a chain of his recent tweets a second thought. “They have stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back…..” Trump stated after retweeting Falwell’s idea of extending Trump’s time in office.

Its a Joke

This isn’t the first time he’s offhandedly remarked about his term limits, just last month he made a joke about a six-year term, “I promise at the end of six years, I’ll be very happy.” Although some believe that Trump means nothing when he refers to an increased term limit “He doesn’t mean anything by it,” said Michael W. McConnell, a former federal judge who now directs the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, Michael Cohen does not, “I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power,” Cohen said. “And this is why I agreed to appear before you today.” [2]

“If we win by four seats, by a thousand votes each, he’s not going to respect the election,” even House Speaker Pelosi has taken action, warning fellow Democrats to vote center-left and not far left so that they’ll be more likely to win big in 2020. “Own the center-left, own the mainstream,” she said. [3]

The 2020 election is just getting started.

 


Notes:

  1. ^Pelosi worries Trump ‘would poison the public mind’ if he narrowly loses reelection bid.” 6 May. 2019, news.yahoo.com/pelosi-worries-trump-would-poison-the-public-mind-if-he-narrowly-loses-reelection-bid-152712788.html. (go back↩)
  2. ^Stanley-Becker, Isaac. “Claiming two years of his presidency were ‘stolen,’ Trump suggests he’s owed overtime.” Washington Post, 6 May. 2019, www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/06/claiming-two-years-his-presidency-were-stolen-trump-suggests-hes-owed-overtime. (go back↩)
  3. ^Thrush, Glenn. “Pelosi Warns Democrats: Stay in the Center or Trump May Contest Election Results.” N. Y. Times, 4 May. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/us/politics/nancy-pelosi.html. (go back↩)

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