Trump was trying to talk tough about prosecuting drug dealers in New Hampshire when he said that he is leaving office after seven years. The problem is that two presidential terms are eight years.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 19, 2018
Trump said, “This isn’t about nice anymore, this isn’t about committees, this isn’t about let’s get everybody and have dinners and let’s have everybody go to a blue ribbon committee and everybody gets a medal. We’re frankly doing nothing. This is a tough problem. And if we don’t get tough on these dealers, it’s not going to happen, folks. It’s not going to happen. And I want to win this battle. I don’t want to leave at the end of seven years and have this problem, okay? I don’t want that, right?”
Who is going to tell Trump that he doesn’t get to leave after seven years?
Trump didn’t say seven more years. He said that he was leaving after seven years.
There is no bottom when it comes to the ignorance of this president. Never in the history of the presidency has a president talk so openly so often like winning a second term is a foregone conclusion. Trump has to run for reelection in 2020, and he is the least popular president in the history of modern polling. Donald Trump has not had a single week in office where he finished with a positive approval rating.
Trump seems to think that he is destined to win a second term in office and that his second term will only be three years long.
Even when Trump is tightly scripted as he was in New Hampshire, he still finds ways to humiliate himself every single day.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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