Trump rejects suggestion he would try to do away with presidential term limits: 'Just won't happen'

Trump rejects suggestion he would try to do away with presidential term limits: 'Just won't happen'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE on Sunday rejected any suggestion that he would try to change the Constitution to allow himself to run for a third term.

"Can you envision a situation well into your second term where you think that you’re so good for the country and so essential for the progress of the country that you would try to amend the Constitution so you could serve a third term?" Chris Wallace asked Trump during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

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"No," Trump responded. "Just won't happen."

"I think the eight-year limit is a good thing, not a bad thing," he added.

Congress in 1947 passed the 22nd Amendment, which limits an elected president to two terms in office.

Trump, 72, has already filed paperwork and indicated he plans to run for a second term in 2020.

He has in the past joked about China's decision to abolish term limits, but has not seriously discussed altering the Constitution to make a similar change in the U.S., which could be proposed with two-thirds majority votes in the House and Senate or a constitutional convention called by state legislatures.