‘We’ll have to give that a shot’: Trump praises Xi as president for life

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for becoming the country’s leader “for life”, after the Communist Party announced it would end the two-term limit for the presidency. “He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great,” Trump said during closed-door remarks to Republican donors in Florida, in audio aired by CNN. “And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.” The president’s remarks drew applause and laughter from the audience. It is not clear if Trump, 71, was making the comment about extending presidential service in jest. The White House did not respond to a Reuters request for comment late Saturday. SEE ALSO: Philippines: ‘Old and tired’ Duterte wants to cede power by 2020 US Representative Ro Khanna, a Democrat, said on Twitter that “whether this was a joke...


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