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Trump jokes about staying in power after 2024

11 Sep 2019, 23:07 GMT+10

PanARMENIAN.Net - U.S. President Donald Trump joked about staying in the White House even after 2024, thereby remaining in office when the country hosts the 2026 World Cup.

During a press conference with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the White House on Sunday, Trump said 'we';re going to have to extend my second term because 2026, I';m going to have to extend it for a couple of years... I don't think any of you would have a problem with that', he told journalists.

On Monday he also raised the prospect during an election rally in North Carolina.

'I said, well wait a minute. Under the normal rules, I'll be out in 2024. So we may have to go for an extra term, OK?' Trump laughed.

The US president predicted a scandal in media reports because journalists would take his words seriously.

'Oh they';re going crazy, they';re going crazy. Tomorrow you're going to see headlines: ';Trump wants an extra term!';' he said. 'No. No. I';m only kidding. I';m only kidding'. However, he later shared an image of a possible 2024 campaign sign.

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