PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE on Wednesday joked he could stay in office for “10 or 14” years, saying it would be a good way to provoke the news media.
Trump told supporters at an outdoor rally that if he suggested he might stay in office past two terms, the media would respond by saying, “See, he’s a despot.”
“There'll be headlines tomorrow: ‘Donald Trump wants to break Constitution,’” Trump predicted before adding that he was making the comments to annoy “fakers” in the media.
The Constitution limits the president to serving two terms in office.
“In six years, they’re all going to be out of business,” Trump said of news outlets.
The news media is a frequent target for Trump at his political rallies.
Trump caused a stir on Sunday after he retweeted a post suggesting two terms be added to his presidency to compensate for the length of the special counsel's investigation. He later tweeted that two years of his term were "stolen."
Brett Samuels contributed to this report. Updated 8:55 p.m.