Although speaking as a joke, the United States’ President, Donald Trump has expressed the desire to replicate in his country what is currently happening in Beijing regarding the term limit of a president.
This was as Trump appeared to have cheer on his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping for paving the way to a limitless tenure as the leader of China.
China’s legislature will on Monday begin an annual session starting that will grant Xi a second five-year stint as president — and also likely scrap the constitution’s limits on holding the office, clearing the way for him to rule for life.
Delivering a lighthearted address at a Florida fundraising event, Trump seemed to jokingly consider making such power consolidation moves for himself.
According to audio from the closed-door event at his Mar-a-Lago resort published by news outlet CNN, the 71-year-old US president said, “he (Xi)’s now president for life. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great.”
Trump garnered even more laughs from the crowd of Republican donors. when he quipped: “Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day”.