Without a doubt, this presidential election has been one of the most divisive democratic processes in decades and one of the longest in our modern history. It’s not over yet as the votes are still being counted in several states and the cable news networks are reluctant to call the election until it is officially called.
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Election Day was Tuesday, November 3rd, and Joe Biden and Donald Trump have been neck in neck in the polls, with Biden having a slight advantage. It’s only a matter of time before American citizens as well as the rest of the world find out who will run the White House for the following four years.
If Joe Biden wins, as the polls suggest, we can finally breathe easy and take a break from all those tweets we’ve had to endure for the past four years. However, this doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing them ever again from Donald Trump, as the president of the United States. Since he would have served only one term (2016-2020), there’s already a lot of speculation about Donald Trump’s possible candidacy for president in 2024.
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Can Donald Trump run again in 2024?
If he loses the re-election in 2020, yes, Donald Trump can try again in 2024. According to the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the states in 1951, “no person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once”.
However, the amendment does not apply “to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.”
Simply put, as a one-term president, if Donald Trump doesn’t get re-elected nothing could stop him, legally speaking, to take a shot at four more years at the White House. Political strategists believe there’s a good chance he will run again sometime in the future or at least be succeeded by one of his children, like Donald Trump Jr. or even his daughter Ivanka running to become the first female President. On that note check out these 10 Famous People You Had No Idea Ran for Office.
What do you think? Will Donald Trump leave the spotlight quietly or will we be seeing more of him in the future?