Trump Joked About a 16-Year Term; Some People Think He's Serious

President Donald Trump waves after speaking at an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

We can’t even make jokes anymore!

As someone who proudly purchased two “NeverTrump” t-shirts in the summer of 2016, I, like many conservatives who didn’t vote for either major party candidate, try to be exceedingly fair to Pres. Trump, largely because I know my inclination is to find fault with the man.

But there is a contingency on the right — on this very site — and left who take everything Donald Trump says as 100 percent literal and work from there.

Today was a perfect example. Trump made a reference to Franklin Roosevelt being elected for a fourth term (i.e. 16 years) and then made clear he was joking about the idea.

“The last time I jokingly said that the papers said, “He’s got despotic tendencies!” I’m not looking to do that,” Trump said.

But that didn’t stop some alarmists from tweeting:

“At a Rose Garden event, Trump just asked a Congressman to change “the law” so that he can be president for 16 years.”

It was a joke. It was clearly a joke. Calm down.