Does anyone think this scenario is impossible?
We know the 22nd Amendment prevents Presidents from being elected for more than two terms. The only way anyone has ever served for more than 8 years after the 22cd Amendment was passed is that a person is Vice President and the President leaves office (for whatever reason). If there are less than two years left in that term the VP assumes the office of POTUS for the remaining two years or less. The Vice President can seek to become the president for two more terms serving up to 10 years.
However, I think there is an end-around that makes it possible for a person who served two terms to be president for another term. It’s sneaky and underhanded, but I don’t see anything in the 22cd Amendment that would prevent it.
Let’s say Trump wins two terms. He is disqualified from running again as President, but there is nothing that prevents him from running as a VP and if the person that is elected President steps down, the VP would become President. Likely? No, Impossible, you tell me?
Do you think Trump might do something like that? I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility if he were to win a second term, but hey, that’s just me.