What if it’s 2026 and Donald Trump is STILL President. That’s right. Donald J Trump could hold office for a third term and it wouldn’t require repeal of the 22nd Amendment.
The left hasn’t thought about this yet. (I know…bad form using “thought” in conjunction with the left). And to think their lord and savior Barack Obama with all his alleged Constitutional scholarship couldn’t figure out how to do it. But Trump can and it’s pretty simple.
In 2020, Trump and Pence need only swap spots on the ticket when they run for re-election. They win and serve until 2022 with Pence as President and Trump as Vice President. Pence then resigns moving Trump into the Presidency. Under provisions of the 25th Amendment Trump could nominate Pence to serve as Vice President. In 2024 they could run and serve as Trump-Pence – the result would be a decade of Donald Trump Presidency. Pence could even run for President in 2028 and if elected serve until 2032.
The left would no doubt be outraged over this. They’d be outraged about something anyway so it might as well be this. Even now, the liberals reading this are outraged and certain that legally this couldn’t happen. But it could. One of their own almost did it.
Lyndon Baines Johnson became President after the tragic assassination of John F Kennedy. Johnson served out the remainder of Kennedy’s first term. Johnson-Humphrey defeated Goldwater-Miller in the 1964 election. Initially, Johnson made a run for the Democratic nomination which would have made him the Democratic candidate for the 1968 election against Nixon-Agnew and Wallace-LeMay. Back then, the media wasn’t a wholly owned subsidiary of the DNC so it was a bit easier for left-wing activists to influence the primary process than it was for the Sanders crowd to do so versus Clinton in 2016. Johnson won the New Hampshire primary but was unseated as the Democratic nominee for the 1968 election – it was one of the few if not the only instance of a sitting President being denied the party’s nomination. Vice President Hubert Humphrey ultimately became the Democratic nominee with running mate Edmund Muskie.
So there you go. Trump could serve into what would be in effect a third term. And theoretically Pence could be President well into the 2030s. While I don’t necessarily advocate such an arrangement it would be worth it just to watch the left become even more unhinged than they already are.