Trump confirms he won't seek a third term in office if he wins next year

 September 18, 2023

Former President Donald Trump had an interesting reply when recently asked whether or not he would seek a third term in the White House if he wins next year.

According to The Hill, "Meet the Press" moderator Kristen Welker posed the question to Trump, asking him if there would be a scenario in which he would attempt to seek a consecutive term should he win his second term in the White House in 2024.

The question came in the wake of warnings from other GOP candidates like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) who've hit Trump over his inability to work for the people for two consecutive terms.

Trump responded to the attack by insisting that nobody should want to vote for a candidate who needs eight years to get things done.

Trump's response

The former president tol Welker "no," that he wouldn't attempt to seek a third term, which is currently not even possible according to the U.S. Constitution.

"Just so you understand, when DeSantis says that, he’s not your man. He’s not your man, I know it because he’s a very untalented guy."

He added, "When somebody says eight years, we need eight years, no. In six months to a year, many of the problems, almost all of the problems that you and I have just spoken about will be solved.

"Anybody that says they need eight years, you don’t want that person."

The Hill noted:

Trump is seeking to become the first person since former President Grover Cleveland to serve two nonconsecutive terms in the White House. He’s currently the front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2024, leading the vast majority of national and state level polls by double digits.

Trump dominates

Even facing multiple indictments and a mountain of legal woes, the former president continues to dominate state and national polling and remains the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination next year.

Trump has maintained that the legal problems are nothing more than "election interference" initiated by forces who are working overtime to hamstring his chances in the general election.

It'll be fascinating to watch what happens in the coming months.

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