Speaking during an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton argued that the commander-in-chief should be allowed to serve for three terms but does this mean he wants to get back into the White House?
He said “Going forward, I personally believe that should be the rule".
The former president added that he does not see why an ex-president could not return to the position. However he did add that he didn’t think he, or anyone else who had served as president in the past.
Clinton said “I think that as a practical matter, you couldn’t apply it to anyone who's already served.”
He used President Regards and John McCain as examples. He said “Look at President Reagan, who was 70 years old when he became president. John McCain was older than that when he ran for president.
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“People are living longer, they're developing greater capacity, so I've always thought that should be the rule.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only US president who served more than two terms. He died in 1945 during his third term and in 1951 Congress passed the 22nd Amendment which limits the president to two terms in office.
Clinton was on the show to promote his new book, “Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy”.
He also commented on the Occupy Wall Street protesters. He said they “have a right to be concerned about the shrinking of the middle class and rising poverty…You've got a right to be concerned about the fact that so much of the growth of the last 10 years has gone to the top 10 per cent and most of that to the top 1 per cent.'
Here’s a video of Clinton’s interview: