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Donald Trump Says He'll Seek A Third Term As US President Because 'They Spied On Me'

Donald Trump Says He'll Seek A Third Term As US President Because 'They Spied On Me'

Donald Trump has indicated he wants to seek a third term as President of the United States.

Under the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution, Presidents are only allowed to run for two terms before they hand it over to someone else, however Trump reckons he should be given a third run. Third time's the charm, right?

The reason for Trump's third instalment is because 'they' spied on him and he should be given another chance.

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During a campaign rally in Wisconsin, the US President told his loyal followers: "We are going to win four more years. And then after that, we'll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years."

He's jumping the gun a little because he has to win the November election first before he can start thinking about 2024.

Trump has long believed his 2016 election campaign was spied on by the FBI, an allegation the intelligence organisation has refuted.

FBI Director Chris Wray told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing last year that he didn't consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be 'spying'.

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"I believe that the FBI is engaged in investigative activity, and part of investigative activity includes surveillance activity of different shapes and sizes.

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But this isn't the first time Trump has alluded to the idea of clinging onto power for as long as possible.

He has tweeted a video several times of a fake TIME Magazine cover of him having election campaign signs for 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036 and so on.

The President has also signalled his concern for the validity of the upcoming November election due to mail-in voting.

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He said: "It'll end up being a rigged election or they will never come out with an outcome. They'll have to do it again and nobody wants that and I don't want that.

"You can't take millions of ballots send them haphazardly all over the country or all over a state and expect to come out properly... universal [mail voting] is going to be a disaster the likes of which our country has never seen."

There has been no evidence of mass mail-in voter fraud.

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