Watch: Trump Heard What Obama Said About Running Again, Fired Back With 3 PERFECT Sentences
Presidential candidate Donald Trump begs to differ with President Barack Obama’s assessment that if he ran for a third term, he could win it.
Obama made the prediction, in a light-hearted fashion, while addressing the African Congress on Tuesday:
I have to also say that Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end…I am in my second term… I love my work. But under our Constitution, I cannot run again… I actually think I’m a pretty good President — I think if I ran I could win.
Trump has an entirely different view of Obama’s chances, telling Greta Van Susteran on Tuesday: “I think he would fail miserably if he ran again. I would beat him so easily. Obama would get creamed if he ran again.”
The billionaire candidate indicated that he would “love” to run against Obama. “People are tired of these politicians,” Trump added. “We need energy, we need enthusiasm, and we need a much tougher tone.”
He also stated his belief that, if he becomes the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton may well not be his opponent. “When you get rid of hard drives, when you get rid of all these thousands and thousands of emails…Remember this General Petraeus, they destroyed his life for doing much less than she did,” Trump said.
In his address before the African Congress, Obama pointed out that “there’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving [if I could serve a third term], but the law is the law. And no one person is above the law. Not even the President,” which drew applause from the assembly’s delegates.
Many would argue that President Obama’s respect for the law has been wanting on numerous occasions since taking office, starting with his refusal to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continuing through multiple unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act, and on to his implementation of executive amnesty, part of which is currently blocked by the federal courts.
As reported by Western Journalism, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a report last year identifying 76 lawless acts by the Chief Executive since he took office in 2009.
Even Saturday Night Live took notice of Obama’s willingness to go right around Congress and rule by executive fiat in this sketch last fall.