On Saturday during a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump praised the Communist President of China’s recent decision to abolish Presidential term limits, saying that “maybe we can give that a try someday.” Conservatives claim that the President is joking, but he’s shown repeatedly that he is very fond of dictators and admires their styles, so the odds of this being a one-off comment by Trump are incredibly slim. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


On Saturday of this past weekend, Donald Trump was holding a fundraiser with some of his buddies on Mar-a-Lago in Florida. During that time, he decided to talk about Chinese communist president and what a great guy he was. Specifically, Donald Trump had this to say. “He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great. Look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot someday.” Donald Trump jokingly, allegedly according to Republicans it was totally joking. Yeah, because Donald Trump’s wonderful sense of humor. Joked about the fact that we should give that a try. President for life here in the United States. Abolish term limits maybe or maybe just appoint Donald Trump president for life. I’m thinking he wants to be president for life. Here’s the thing, this is actually what a lot of people predicted could happen when Donald Trump won the election. They said, “Ah, I’m confident he’s going to do something and appoint himself president for life.” You know what? It’s not going to happen. We have a constitutional amendment that establishes presidential term limits. Donald Trump cannot appoint himself president for life. I think even some of the most hardcore conservatives in the house and senate would view that as an impeachable offense if Donald Trump attempted to go that way.

But he is the kind of guy that I don’t think is joking about this. I don’t want to sound like a crazy conspiracy theorist because, again, there’s no way in hell he would ever be able to do this. But if he was joking, he was only half kidding to kind of gauge the responses of those people in the room. Donald Trump 100% would love to be appointed president for life, and this is a very scary statement to have to make. Not just because Donald Trump wants to be a dictator and this is one of the reasons we know he wasn’t fully kidding it’s because Donald Trump has always spoken admirably about dictators or presidents for life across the globe. Dotart. Now we got the president of China and several others that Donald Trump … He just likes their ways. Oh, you’re just killing people with drug offenses, maybe we should try that here. That’s something he has suggested. Now he’s suggesting we do away with presidential term limits and have somebody be president for life.

Later on in this little fundraiser they had in Mar-a-Lago, Rudy Giuliani was there for some reason. He had the gale to go up there in his little speech and talk about being there for Trump’s wedding. Hillary Clinton was there too. She actually managed to fit through the door. So Rudy Giuliani after Donald Trump’s president for life statement decided to make a fat joke about Hillary Clinton, who’s really not in that bad of shape to begin with, so I have no idea where in the hell that came from. Not to mention the fact that if you’ve seen guys like Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump, they’re in no position to ever criticize the way any other human being looks or feels or acts or walks or what they weigh. But that’s what you get from these people. They’re not serious about governing. They admire dictators. They make fun of people’s weight, even when they don’t have a weight problem. They’re horrible human beings really is what happened.

That’s what happened at Mar-a-Lago this past weekend. It was a gather of assholes. More assholes than you could fit into one single room, but somehow they managed it there at Mar-a-Lago. I hope they had somebody come in with a disinfectant afterwards and scrub that room down because I have to imagine it was pretty slimy after all those disgusting human beings were crowded in there at this speech.

But back to the original point, Donald Trump wants to be president for life. I do not believe that he is joking about this. I believe he said it to gauge the responses of everybody in that room, and based on what we know, this was a closed door meeting. This was all leaked to the press. The people in that room didn’t seem to have too much of a problem with it.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced