Obama: I Could Win a Third Term as President
President Obama spoke to '60 Minutes' and said that if he had the chance to run for a third term, he would and could win.
President Obama believes he could win a third term in the White House - if he were allowed.
The Commander-in-Chief spoke to 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft for Sunday night's episode, and when asked if he thought he could win again, Obama simply replied: “Yes.”
He added: “On the one hand, I am very proud of what we've accomplished and it makes me think, I'd love to do some more. But by the time I'm finished, I think it will be time for me to go.”
The president, who finishes his second term next year, weighed in on his potential successors.
When asked what he thought of Donald Trump, he replied: “I think that he is a great publicity-seeker and at a time when the Republican party hasn't really figured out what it's for, as opposed to what it's against. I think that he is tapped into something that exists in the Republican party that's real.
“I think there is genuine anti-immigrant sentiment in the large portion of at least Republican primary voters. I don't think it’s uniform. He knows how to get attention. He is, you know, the classic reality TV character and, at this early stage, it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention.”
Kroft asked Obama if he thinks Trump is running out of steam.
“I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States,” Obama said.
Kroft also asked the president if his Veep, Joe Biden, should run.
“I am going to let Joe make that decision," he replied. "And I mean what I say. I think Joe will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential.
“If you're sitting right next to the president in every meeting and, you know wrestling with these issues, I'm sure that for him he's saying to himself, "I could do a really good job."
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