Another scandal erupted around the personality of the American president. This time, Donald Trump provoked journalists with his joke that the president should lead the country for more than two terms of 4 years.
CNN on the alert
Like most other scandals around the 45th president of the United States, the current one erupted after a material published by CNN. The reporter quite seriously tells that Trump praised the recent initiative of the Chinese leadership to remove the limitation on the number of terms for the election of Xi Jinping. The headline says:
Trump on China’s Xi consolidating power: ‘Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day’
Have you heard of sarcasm?
If you listen to the recording of the speech of the American president, you can hear that Trump is ironic. In fact, he does not support this position. However, CNN journalists do not seem to have a sense of humor. Or they are ready to use any excuse to criticize Trump. In any case, the world media immediately picked up this news and began to replicate it.
What was said
It is worth noting that these words were made by Trump during a closed fund-raising event in Florida. In the hands of journalists was only an audio recording of the speech.
“He’s now president for life. President for life. And he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day,” Donald Trump told during his joke-filled speech to Republican donors.
The terrible sin of the Chinese
Recall that in late February at the plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China were considered proposals for making major changes in the constitution of the country. Experts expect that at the upcoming March session of the National People’s Congress can be adopted amendments that should ensure that one person can hold the office of chairman of the PRC more than two terms. Thus, the head of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will have the opportunity not to resign from office in 2023.
Obviously, after such an initiative, Xi Jinping himself and the whole of China were subjected to the most powerful criticism.
In itself, the “principle of succession of power” is one of the most important for America. Unwillingly, Trump provoked his political opponents and now the whole informational resource of the liberals fell upon him.