President Barack Obama isn’t arguing for a repeal of the Twenty-Second Amendment, but he believes he could have won a third term – beating Donald Trump – if he had been allowed to run for a third term in office.
According to New York Post, Obama told former senior advisor David Axelrod on his ‘Axe Files’ podcast he is confident that if he were able to articulate his platform for a third time, he would have “mobilized a majority” of Americans to support him.
The president said he spoke with some Americans who disagree with him on politics but who have applauded his “vision” for the country.
‘I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say, “The vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one”,’ he said.
Obama stressed that he doesn’t plan to get involved in day-to-day responses to a Trump presidency, just as former president George W. Bush has remained mostly on the sidelines during the Obama years. But Obama made clear that he will be more of an activist in the long run.