President Donald Trump Supports Suggestion He Should Have Two Years Added to His Presidential Term
After retweeting a post supporting a bid to extend his presidential term by two years, Donald Trump tweeted about how "they have stolen" two years of his presidency through the "Collusion Delusion."
Conservative Trump supporter and president of the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Jr. was the first to suggest that the President may be owed an additional half-a-term for the actions of Robert Mueller.
Mueller concluded his Russian investigation into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in March, finding the president effectively free of indictable offenses. Attorney General William Barr received the letter and distributed it to House and Senate Judiciary committee leaders.
Falwell Jr. wrote:
"After the best week ever for @realDonaldTrump - no obstruction, no collusion, NYT admits @BarackObama did spy on his campaign, & the economy is soaring. I now support reparations-Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup."
After the best week ever for @realDonaldTrump - no obstruction, no collusion, NYT admits @BarackObama did spy on his campaign, & the economy is soaring. I now support reparations-Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) May 5, 2019
An hour and four tweets later (including one other retweet), Trump seemed to revise Falwell Jr.'s words and hinted at the same two-year loss in an original tweet.
"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 stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back....."
Below it, he commented, "The Witch Hunt is over but we will never forget. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" However, the claims of Falwell Jr which inspired his own tweet, have little basis, reported Independent.
In fact, Mueller indeed gave examples of Trump's attempts to disrupt the investigation before it was finished. Regardless, the president's retweet is bizarre for another reason.
It came very soon after Speaker of the House and Democrat Nancy Pelosi expressed doubt that Trump would be willing to accept the result of the upcoming 2020 election.
In a Saturday interview with the New York Times, Pelosi warned that the margin of the result will have to be big enough that Trump will have no room for contest.
Meanwhile, Trump is contesting the Democratic bid to allow Mueller to testify in front of Congress regarding the "sweeping and systematic" part Russian played throughout the 2016 elections.
Trump decried the move, saying the opposition was trying to "redo" the investigation "because they hated seeing the strong "NO COLLUSION conclusion."
He went on:
"There was no crime, except on the other side (incredibly not covered in the Report), and NO OBSTRUCTION. Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!"
David Cicilline, a House Judiciary Committee member, clarified that Mueller's appearance has not been confirmed. However, the Committee proposed May 15.
They are awaiting an agreement from special Counsel Mueller himself. In what seemed like a push for transparency, Cicilline stated it is the committee's belief that "the American people have a right to hear directly from him."