“I’ll be back.”
A phrase first uttered by the indomitable Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back” has since become a cultural breakthrough of sorts, having been referenced in numerous big-screen and TV titles to date.
Indeed, it’s a truly nostalgic statement to say the least.
And yet, the fact remains that the connotation of the phrase is ultimately attached to the personality of the one saying it.
For instance, Arnold Schwarzengger’s character, the T-800, was able to make “I’ll be back” work because of his heroic feats throughout the movie.
As such, the phrase functioned as an incredibly resolute line, tied to the death of a character we’ve grown to like and appreciate.
And then on the other hand, we have Mr Donald Trump’s statement at a White House Christmas party on Tuesday (Dec 1).
“It’s been an amazing four years,” said the ever-enigmatic President of the United States (POTUS).
“We are trying to do another four years. Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years.”
Like the Terminator, Trump expressed his intention to come back.
Like the Terminator, his line served as an incredibly resolute one.
But here’s the thing. Unlike the Terminator, Trump’s statement is as disputable as a typical US political election. Because in the end…
People are on the fence on whether they should be sad that he’s gone, or that he’s gonna be back.
Trump Floated the Idea That He Will be Back in 2024
The POTUS may be facing an exit from the White House soon, but he appears to have his mind set on a grandstanding return.
Donald Trump has implied that he may be running for Presidency in 2024.
The idea was floated at a White House Christmas party on Tuesday (Dec 1), when the POTUS made a defining statement to his guests.
“It’s been an amazing four years,” he said. “We are trying to do another four years.”
“Otherwise, I’ll see you in four years,”
Although the event was not available to the media, a video of the President’s speech still came out – which swiftly went viral.
Trump at the White House Christmas party: "It's been an amazing four years. We're trying to do another four years, otherwise I'll see you in four years."
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 2, 2020
According to NBC News, Trump is contemplating whether to launch his 2024 campaign on 20 January 2020 – the Inauguration Day for President-Elect Joe Biden.
Should this ring true, it would mean that the POTUS has no intention of attending the ceremony – where Presidents normally hand over the torch.
And of course, that would be epic.
Nearly a month after the 3 November election, Trump still refuses to concede his loss, despite overwhelming statistics that suggest otherwise.
During the election, Biden won more than 81 million votes, while Trump attained more than 74 million.
On a nationwide basis, Trump also earned less than 47 per cent of the ballots cast.
Following the results, Trump has remained adamant that the voting system is rigged.
“There’s no way that Biden got 80 million votes,” he said on Thanksgiving.
Just saw the vote tabulations. There is NO WAY Biden got 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2020
When a reporter tried to dispute his claim, the POTUS was incensed.
“Don’t talk to me that way,” he said. “You’re just a lightweight… I’m the president of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the president that way.”
For the record, these claims have also been repeatedly rejected by courts around the country.
Even his own attorney general did not agree with Trump’s accusations, stating there was no evidence to suggest that the POTUS was correct.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,” said Bill Barr.
Lest you’re unaware, Barr is known to be a solid supporter of Trump.
Is It Possible For Trump To “Make America Great Again”?
Theory wise, it’s certainly possible. Although the US Constitution forbids anyone from serving as President for more than two full terms, non-consecutive terms are permitted.
In the history of US’ Presidency, only one person has ever achieved the feat: Grover Cleveland.
Elected in 1884, he went on to suffer a defeat in the 1888 Presidential elections.
He then made a victorious comeback in 1892.
The feat made him both the 22nd and the 24th president of the United States.
Should Trump manage to repeat Cleveland’s feat, he would become the 45th and 47th president of the United States, and the second person to take charge of the White House during non-consecutive terms.
It could also, possibly, make a new catchphrase altogether.
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