President Donald Trump unloaded on the "the Failing New York Times" and "Amazon (lobbyist) Washington Post" over a series of tweets and entertained the prospect of lingering around the White House after completing an as yet unwon second term as president.
He added that after six years, both publishing companies will have folded by the time he fulfilled his MAGA prophecy.
"...after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT), both of these horrible papers will quickly go out of business & be forever gone!"
.....news is that at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White Ho… https://t.co/zIDFPwA9nP— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1560692362.0
Trump's tweet came after leaked internal polls showed him trailing behind Democratic front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden in states like Michigan and Wisconsin, according to CNN.
The President urged his base not to believe the results from "fake polls."
"Only Fake Polls show us behind the Motley Crew. We are looking really good, but it is far too early to be focused on that. Much work to do! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
Only Fake Polls show us behind the Motley Crew. We are looking really good, but it is far too early to be focused o… https://t.co/EeEx5krRGK— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1560773220.0
The rest of America is keeping tabs on Trump.
@realDonaldTrump The “failing” NYT accurately outed you’re #TrumpCrimeFamily real estate dealings & you’re fraudule… https://t.co/Rd7cZliUud— Mark L. Maiello, PhD (@Mark L. Maiello, PhD)1560768103.0
Trump quipped about extending his presidency before.
When accepting an award for the Wounded Warrior Project in April, just after Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his findings on Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election, Trump remarked:
"This will find a permanent place, at least for six years, in the Oval Office. Is that okay? I was going to joke, General, and say at least for 10 or 14 years, but we would cause bedlam if I said that, so we'll say six."
Twitter believes Trump already overstayed his welcome inside the Oval Office and want him packing his bags.
@realDonaldTrump Russia, if you’re listening. Please take your puppet home. We don’t want him.— Lowell Tindell (@Lowell Tindell)1560751842.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/8OdeGaUnJA— QUARE VERUM (@QUARE VERUM)1560768421.0
Others are concerned about Trump violating the Twenty-second Amendment by extending his tenure in the White House past the time he would be allowed if reelected, January 20, 2025.
@realDonaldTrump 'People would demand I stay longer' sounds like a threat of a coup. America should take this threa… https://t.co/ZZdY2QP4op— Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu)1560771282.0
@realDonaldTrump Well @FoxNews wins biggest brown noser and definitely most deceitful. To everyone reading this th… https://t.co/1Tj10Y26fm— Fleeting_ideas (@Fleeting_ideas)1560769981.0
People took note of the numbers not adding up when Trump mentioned his possible six years in office.
@realDonaldTrump 6 years? Are you over staying your 4 year term or foreseeing if you win a second time that it will… https://t.co/BRwcd4YBcL— Janna Kelenc🇨🇦👨👩👧👦🏳️🌈🌎🏡🌊🐶 (@Janna Kelenc🇨🇦👨👩👧👦🏳️🌈🌎🏡🌊🐶)1560765982.0
@AngusWSilentG @realjannakelenc @realDonaldTrump So you agree that he hasn't made America great, yet. Because he's… https://t.co/rxHdIoKyNl— badasspup12 (@badasspup12)1560778169.0
@badasspup12 @realjannakelenc @realDonaldTrump Behold the wonder of thr incomprehensible yammerings of the libecil… https://t.co/hfz8xA8rJ0— Angus (@Angus)1560782774.0
Congress approved the Twenty-second Amendment—which limits the number of terms a President can hold office—on March 24, 1947, after Franklin D. Roosevelt won a fourth presidential term.
FDR became the first President ever to win a third term. George Washington established a two-term tradition by refusing to accept another term.
The 22nd Amendment was ratified on February 27, 1951.