Trump has voiced support for congressional term limits. During the 2016 presidential campaign that he would push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress.
After he became President in 2018 he tweeted:
I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts.
I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts. #DrainTheSwamp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
Last night there was an interesting moment when he suggested that maybe the Senate should limit his presidency on 25 years so that he can keep making America great.
— ConservativeMom ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@conservativma) February 29, 2020
Trump could evoke a powerful precedent: Ronald Reagan.
During his second term in 1987, Reagan stated that he would start a “movement” to repeal the 22nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which limits presidents to two terms in office — a movement Trump could try to revive.
The Democrats, on the other hand, think that a single-term presidency is the best option.
Under the Articles of Confederation, Americans limited delegates to Congress to no more than “three years in any term of six years”; the president was not to serve “more than one year in any term of three years.” Yet the U.S. Constitution did not explicitly mandate either presidential or congressional term limits. Some wanted George Washington to be president for life, but he was too burned out to pursue a third term. It was Thomas Jefferson who established the two-term custom.
The option of a single-term presidency has been considered throughout U.S. history. In 1912, the Democratic Party platform formally called for a single presidential term; the following year, the Senate approved a constitutional amendment to that effect. Former President Woodrow Wilson then had the proposed amendment discreetly killed when Congress went out of session.
After Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wartime bids for a third and fourth term had been futilely opposed by presidential candidates Wendell Wilkie and Thomas E. Dewey, the Senate soundly defeated a proposal to limit all federal officials to a single six-year term in 1947. The Senate then adopted the 22nd amendment, which was ratified by the states in 1951. In 1979, Jimmy Carter argued in favor of a single-term presidency on the grounds that no matter what he did, people would question whether it was a selfish “campaign ploy” or “genuinely done in the best interest of our country.”
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.