Trump Tweets About Staying President Forever

He plans to make statement on acquittal Thursday
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2020 1:52 AM CST
Updated Feb 6, 2020 6:09 AM CST
After Acquittal, Trump Jokes About Being President for Life
Demonstrators gather on the East Front of the Capitol after the impeachment acquittal of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

President Trump celebrated his acquittal in his impeachment trial Wednesday by suggesting that he could remain president for more than 90,000 years—long beyond the limits set by both the human lifespan and the US Constitution. Trump tweeted a video based on a Time magazine cover from last year that shows campaign signs up to "Trump 2048," the Hill reports. The video, which the president has shared before, shows the sign number ticking upward until it reaches "Trump 90,000," followed by "Trump 4EVA." Trump allies including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, meanwhile, tweeted about Trump being "acquitted for life," the Week reports.

In another tweet, Trump slammed "failed presidential candidate" Sen. Mitt Romney, the only Republican senator to vote for conviction—and the only senator to vote to convict a member of his own party in any of the three presidential impeachment trials in US history. Had Romney "devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election," said Trump, who also tweeted a video that claimed Romney was a "secret Democrat asset." The president said he would make a statement at noon Thursday from the White House to "discuss our Country’s VICTORY on the Impeachment Hoax!" (More President Trump stories.)

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