So, tell me Jinping - how did you pull that off
(Give me all the details)
How Trump now sees himself (100%): “Emperor Donald”
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping Saturday after the ruling Communist party announced it was eliminating the two-term limit for the presidency, paving the way for Xi to serve indefinitely, according to audio aired by CNN.
Trump’s response during his remarks at a closed-door fundraiser in Florida and aired by CNN is startling: “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 have to give that a shot someday.” (Cheers and applause from supporters erupted in the room).
Trump concludes his remarks praising Xi as “a great gentleman” and then added: “He's the most powerful Chinese president in a hundred years.” Trump also said Xi had treated him tremendously well during his visit last November. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment late Saturday.
Trump has often praised Xi but he told Reuters he was considering a big “fine as part of a probe into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property.” He also has been critical of China's trade policies in the past – now we’ll have to wait and see how he handles the “president for life thing with Xi and later when Putin reaches that level, too in his upcoming reelection.
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I can't wait to hear Huckabee-Sanders next week: “Oh lighten up, that was a joke, and his tongue-in-cheek humor not his true feelings.”