President Donald Trump arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2018.
President Donald Trump arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2018. AP Photo - Andrew Harnik

Trump alludes to being President ‘for life’

AFTER news of Chinese President Xi Jinping possibly ruling his country into the indefinite future, a transcript has surfaced of Donald Trump saying he might do the same.

In closed-door remarks, a recording of which was obtained by CNN, Trump congratulated Xi for consolidating power, adding he wouldn't mind making such a move himself.

"He's now president for life. President for life. And he's great," Trump said.

"And look, he was able to do that. I think it's great. Maybe we'll give that a shot some day."

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China's ruling Communist Party last month proposed removing a two-term limit on presidential terms, a suggestion almost sure to be adopted by the country's rubberstamp parliament during its annual session starting March 5.

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In the closed-door meeting from yesterday, Trump also complained about Hillary Clinton not being investigated after the 2016 presidential election, making claims it is a "rigged system" that still doesn't have the "right people" in place to fix it, during a freewheeling speech to Republican donors in Florida on Saturday.

"I'm telling you, it's a rigged system folks," Trump said.

"I've been saying that for a long time. It's a rigged system. And we don't have the right people in there yet. We have a lot of great people, but certain things, we don't have the right people."

Trump has openly attacked his Attorney-General, Jeff Sessions, on Twitter for not taking what he views as necessary steps to investigate Clinton's actions involving her private emails server.


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