Trump says he'll 'negotiate' for a third term because he's 'probably entitled' to itBy Mark Pygas
Sep. 14 2020, Updated 3:04 p.m. ET
During a rally in Minden, Nevada, President Donald Trump again suggested that he would run for a third term if elected in November.
"And 52 days from now we're going to win Nevada, and we're going to win four more years in the White House," Trump said at the Saturday rally. "And then after that, we'll negotiate, right? Because we're probably — based on the way we were treated — we are probably entitled to another four after that."
Last month, President Donald Trump said he would seek a third term if he won reelection in November at a rally in Wisconsin. He suggested that he should get to "redo" his first four years because "they spied on my campaign."
“We are going to win four more years,” Trump said. “And then after that, we’ll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years.”
“If I don’t win it this time, I’m not coming back. Never. Not for term three, four or five or six,” Trump went on to add. “I almost won last time. One more speech. I almost won. I went to Michigan. I had a choice. I shouldn’t tell you this, but we won Michigan. One more speech, I would have won. It was so close.”
President Trump was referencing claims that the Obama administration illegally monitored the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, a claim that has been refuted by his own FBI director. Asked if there was evidence to back up these claims, FBI Director Chris Wray said, “I don’t think I personally have any evidence of that sort.”
Seeking a third term would violate the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution, which states that "no person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.”