GOP presidential hopeful Bill Weld said he doesn’t think President Trump will give up the White House voluntarily if he loses the 2020 election.
During an appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” Friday, the former Massachusetts governor was asked if he thinks Trump will leave if he loses, and Weld said, “Not voluntarily.”
Weld then said of Trump: “He’ll have a run at saying, ‘It was a rigged game so I’m not leaving.’ I don’t think the military and indeed even the Justice Department — the rank-and-file, the investigative agencies — would stand for that in this country.”
Trump himself has joked about remaining in office past the two-term limit mark on more than one occasion.
For instance, after Chinese President Xi Jinping got rid of term limits, Trump reportedly said: “He’s now president for life. President for life….And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”