On Sunday, President Donald Trump retweeted a post from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. that stated Trump’s first term should be stretched by two years as compensation for Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation against him and his 2016 campaign team.

Falwell said Trump had “time stolen by this corrupt failed coup.”

In his own Twitter post, Trump repeated the fact he believed two years from his presidency were “stolen” because of Mueller’s inquiry, which ultimately found no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin. However, Mueller did strongly suggest in his full report that the president tried to obstruct justice multiple times, but was unsuccessful because his staff refused to follow orders.


Trump’s latest remarks follow House Speaker Nancy Pelosis (D-California) comment that the country should prepare for the possibility of Trump not accepting the results of the 2020 election should he lose to the Democratic presidential nominee by a narrow margin.

Since taking office, Trump has twice suggested he would like to stay in office beyond eight years. He argued that Franklin Roosevelt served three terms and also responded to the news of China’s Xi Jinping declaring himself the country’s leader for life by saying, “maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.”

A recent Gallup poll showed Trump’s approval rating had ticked up to 46 percent.

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