Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You He Is Limited To One Four-Year Term If He Wins in 2024: It’s not often discussed, but should former President Donald Trump reach the White House again, he would only be able to serve four years.
This has some Republican presidential hopefuls pointing out the disadvantage of the situation.
It could be seen as a hindrance for the GOP as a new campaign would have to commence in four short years, which might put the party in a bind.
Potential Rival Says This Could Be a Problem for Some Voters
Presidents cannot be elected more than two different times, according to the Constitution’s 22nd Amendment, so Trump could serve only one more term.
Anyone running for vice president would have to deal with this eventuality too. One potential Trump rival who has already bowed out of 2024, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, indicated that primary voters might take this into consideration during the campaign, and it could sway their votes.
Pompeo noted on a radio show earlier in the year that it was essential to nominate a president who could serve eight straight years.
Women Could Be Angling for the Vice President Slot
Whoever Donald Trump selects as his running mate would have an extra advantage. This person could run for vice president now or opt to enter the presidential race again in 2028. Trump may want to pick a woman for his running mate in 2024. This could be former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley or others such as Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders or even Conservative firebrand Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.
Former Chief of Staff: ‘Four Years Is Not Enough’
People might say, ‘I’d vote for Trump in a second if I thought he could serve eight years, but four is just not enough,’” Mulvaney explained. This rationale could shave a few points off Trump’s vote and delegate percentage, according to Mulvaney.
Donald Trump or His Supporters Wouldn’t Worry
There’s much Donald Trump could do with just four years – and that would be good or bad based on your own political perspective.
He could change immigration policies and tighten up the Souther Border.
He might limit the spending on the war in Ukraine in addition to other executive orders and legislation.
Ron DeSantis Could Make It an Issue in a Close Race
The primary would have to play out. One scenario where the four-year limit could be a factor is if the race came down to Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
In a close vote and delegate count, RonDeSantis could make the case that as a young man in his 40s, he would have the stamina to serve two straight terms.
Trump would be one and done.
The former president is 76 and would be 78 in 2024 – a quite elderly president.
Trump Could Do More In Office Than DeSantis?
Donald Trump fans would claim that DeSantis does not have much experience on the national stage and would not be able to get as much done as Trump could in four years.
Trump could enjoy Republican control over both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This would allow him greater command over his agenda and ability to pass spending and budget bills with a simple majority in the Senate through budget reconciliation.
Many primary voters are not likely to calculate a nuanced issue such as the four-year limit for Trump. They will choose the candidate that they are most passionate about and who stands for their policy preferences. You can bet Donald Trump has about 30 percent of Republican primary voters locked up as his die-hard base of support. His opponents would thus want to attack him with as many arrows as they can.
If the four-year argument is one way to draw differences and create daylight between Trump and the rest of the field, that may result in a clearer choice for voters.
Author Expertise and Experience: Serving as 19FortyFive’s Defense and National Security Editor, Dr. Brent M. Eastwood is the author of Humans, Machines, and Data: Future Trends in Warfare. He is an Emerging Threats expert and former U.S. Army Infantry officer. You can follow him on Twitter @BMEastwood. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and Foreign Policy/ International Relations.