At a campaign rally, Donald Trump openly speculated about an unconstitutional third term. Experts are already warning of the devastating effects of a second one.

The political future of the United States of America could take a dramatic turn if former US President Donald Trump’s ambitions become reality. As “Spiegel” reports, Trump discussed a possible third term in office during an appearance before the US gun lobby NRA in Dallas as part of his current election campaign. This would be a clear violation of the 22nd Amendment, which limits the term of office of the US president to two terms.

Trump caused a stir at the May 18 event with these words: “You know, [Franklin Delano Rosevelt] had 16 years – almost 16 years – he was four terms. Will we have three terms in office? Or two?” The rhetorical question was greeted with shouts of agreement from the audience.

In his speech to the NRA, one of the most influential lobbying organizations in the US with millions of members, Trump promised to fight for the rights of gun owners and to fundamentally change the country. The NRA is known for its major influence on American politics and could play a key role in Trump’s bid to return to the White House. It is not uncommon for her to support the election campaigns of conservative candidates with large sums of money.

Trump also used his appearance to sharply attack his democratic opponent, current US President Joe Biden. “You’re fired, get out, Joe!” he exclaimed, calling Biden “corrupt” and “a threat to democracy.”

The British newspaper “The Guardian” recently argued in an article that even a second Trump term could have serious consequences for the United States. “I fear that this could mean the end of our country as we know it,” said Trump’s former rival Hillary Clinton on the US talk show “The View”.

According to a Washington Post report, Trump is exploring ways he could use the Justice Department to investigate or prosecute adversaries. In addition, the former president is considering introducing the Insurrection Act on the first day of a possible second term in office in order to be able to use military forces against protests and demonstrations. Allan Lichtman, professor of history at the American University in Washington, warned that Trump’s re-election would be a “disaster for America” ​​because it would amount to a campaign of revenge.

This could take the form of controversial political measures. If re-elected, Trump plans to expand the border wall, deploy special forces against drug cartels in Mexico and impose the death penalty for drug traffickers. Other proposals include punishing doctors who perform gender reassignment treatments, tightening voting restrictions and rolling back diversity, equity and inclusion programs in education.

His skeptical attitude towards climate change and open derision of renewable energy indicate a continuation of environmentally harmful energy policies. Trump has also promised to end the war between Russia and Ukraine within 24 hours, which some observers equate with handing victory to Vladimir Putin’s political ascendant.

Sometimes the people stir and frighten the representatives. This is what happened with Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs. On his table is a protest paper about citizens’ money, which 223 of a total of 294 district administrators have signed.

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