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Trump Retweets Call to Extend His Term

He says 2 years of term were 'stollen'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2019 2:53 AM CDT
President Trump gives a 'thumbs-up' as he walks across the tarmac during his arrival on Air Force One, Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Article Two of the United States Constitution states that the president "shall hold his office during the term of four years"—but President Trump is apparently interested in making an exception. On Sunday, the president retweeted Jerry Falwell Jr.'s call for "reparations" for the Russia investigation to be made to the president, in the form of a term extension. "Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup," the Liberty University president tweeted. The Trump retweet came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed concern that Trump would refuse to accept the results of next year's election if Democrats had a narrow victory, the Hill reports.

In a tweet later Sunday, Trump complained that two years of his presidency had been "stollen" by the investigation, Politico reports. "Despite the tremendous success that I have had as President, including perhaps the greatest ECONOMY and most successful first two years of any President in history, they have stollen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back," he said. The "stollen" typo was later corrected. (Trump also said Robert Mueller shouldn't testify before Congress.)

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