I guess if pressed about it, Pres. Donald Trump would say he was only kidding when he said he’s like to remain in office for more than two terms. But those of us in America who are still thinking humans know that there’s nothing he and his cult would like more.
At a pro-Israel conference on Saturday night, Trump said that some American Jews don’t love Israel enough, and he even suggested that he won’t leave the presidency after two terms. Watch this video.
Part of Trump’s audience can be heard chanting “12 more years!” https://t.co/3mTZCHIA7g
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 8, 2019
“You have people — Jewish people — and they are great people and they don’t love Israel enough,” he said.
He went on to say that he had no worries about getting the votes of the people in the audience. He said that he’s confident they’ll vote with their business interests in mind, and some critics have said that his remarks reeked of anti-Semitism for linking Jews to money.
“You have to vote for me, you have no choice,” Trump said. “You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that,” referring to Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in a dig at her claiming Native American ancestry.
“You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax,” he went on. “Let’s take 100 percent of your wealth away. No, no. Even if you don’t like me — and some of you don’t; some of you, I don’t like at all, actually — and you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’ll be out of business in about 15 minutes.”
Was Trump joking about serving more than two terms? Who can say? Here’s what he said.
“So now we have to start thinking about that, because it’s not a bad idea,” Trump said.
The audience responded with chants of “12 more years.”
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