President Trump’s remark to Republican donors made behind closed doors in Florida that he thought it was a good idea to become “president for life” has Democrats in a frenzy.
CNN obtained a recording of President Trump’s remarks, which were made in regards to the Communist Chinese abolishing presidential term limits, opening up the opportunity for Xi Jinping to become “president for life.”
“He’s now president for life. President for life. And he’s great,” Trump said.
“And look, he was able to do that,” he continued. “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day.”
A listen to the audio shows why the stunning comment was made in jest: It was made among howling laughter from Republican donors.
Those on the left, however, didn’t think it was so funny.
At private fundraiser, Trump “jokes” about attempting to become president for life https://t.co/ZlfXLQu8bE
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 4, 2018
"President-for-Life Trump" https://t.co/3GMtVFmnX0
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 4, 2018
When the White House inevitably claims Trump was just joking about being "president for life" like China's Xi Jinping, here's a year's worth of evidence to the contrary https://t.co/8MStBtAuLg pic.twitter.com/dEgY6ml2FW
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 4, 2018
Trump comments on Chinese President Xi eliminating term limits, as reported by CNN: "He's now president for life. President for life. And he's great," Trump said. "And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll give that a shot some day" https://t.co/KibDdQJJq2
— Catherine Rampell (@crampell) March 4, 2018
“President for life?”
READ THIS and let it sink in. There is no longer any speculation whether Trump fancies himself a dictator. Time to topple this tryant and secure our democracy!
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) March 4, 2018
All of you Trumpsters bemoaning liberal “socialists” and championing the founding fathers who freed themselves from monarchic tyranny, Trump is suggesting he’d like to follow the model a communist Chinese autocrat who has made himself president for life.https://t.co/pG3ecPqiYO
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 4, 2018
The US won’t make anyone President for life by amending the constitution. So when Trump says maybe we’ll give that a shot, he has something else in mind. https://t.co/4Qa9Nnbmfd
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) March 4, 2018
Today’s American left, everybody. Sometimes the president must think, ‘this is too damn easy.’
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