Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in a president, but he is already expressing confidence in his reelection in 2020.
During an active Twitter session on Tuesday, the president-elect declared that the people he selects for top positions in his administration will remain in power for two full terms.
“Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government for the next 8 years,” Trump wrote.
Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government for the next 8 years.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
Given the tattered, disoriented state of the Democratic Party following the shocking defeat of their “inevitable” nominee, Hillary Clinton, this might not be such a bold prediction.
Nominating a left-wing Harvard professor like Elizabeth Warren, for example, would seem like a surefire way for Democrats to ensure a full eight years of President Trump. Of course, it’s also possible that Trump’s presidency could run off the rails so fast it won’t matter who the Democrats nominate.
On the other hand, eight years might be a pessimistic estimate if Trump manages to follow through on his promise to Make America Great Again, in which case an adoring public would presumably rally around his call to overturn the 22nd amendment to the Constitution establishing presidential term limits.
Given Trump’s superiors stamina, he could realistically serve until his mid-90s, in which case his cabinet could be in a position to run the government for the next 25 years. It’ll never happen, you might be thinking. But that’s exactly what you thought about the idea of Trump winning in the first place, isn’t it?
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