'Collusion Delusion': Trump claims two years of presidency were 'stolen', wants a six year term

The US President  believes two years of his presidency were stolen, agreeing with suggestions of extending his first term
The US President believes two years of his presidency were stolen, agreeing with suggestions of extending his first term Photo credit: AAP Photos/Erik S. Lesser

US President Donald Trump has suggested two years should be added to his presidency after declaring on Twitter the time was "stolen" from him by the Mueller investigation.

Trump took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Sunday, writing: "Despite the tremendous success that I have had as President, including perhaps the greatest ECONOMY and most successful first two years of any President in history, they have stolen two years of my (our) Presidency (Collusion Delusion) that we will never be able to get back...

"The Witch Hunt is over but we will never forget. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"


The President's claims followed an earlier retweet of a post by Jerry Falwell Jr, the president of Virginia's Liberty University. Falwell, an outspoken Trump supporter, suggested on Sunday that Trump's first term should be extended to 2022.

"After the best week ever for Trump – no obstruction, no collusion, NYT admits Obama did spy on his campaign, & the economy is soaring… Trump should have 2 yrs added to his 1st term as pay back for time stolen by this corrupt failed coup," Falwell tweeted.

Trump's social media statement followed claims made to the New York Times by Nancy Pelosi, leader of House Democrats, saying she fears Trump will not respect the 2020 election results.

Pelosi expressed she does not trust the president to respect the results of any election unless the defeat is indisputable, due to his frequent and unsupported claims of Democratic voter fraud.

"He would poison the public mind. He would challenge each of the races; he would say you can't seat these people," Pelosi told the New York Times.

The House Judiciary Committee and its Democrat leader, Jerry Nadler, have attempted to get Mueller to testify about the Capitol Hill report. The Daily Mail reports that the testimony has been hesitantly set for May 15.

Trump took to Twitter again to express his disdain for the Democrats' decision, claiming there should be no reason for Mueller to testify before Congress as the extensive report showed no collusion. He also raised his belief that the Democrats are looking for a "redo".

The report concluded there was no evidence to the claims that the Trump campaign collaborated with the Russian government to rig the 2016 election.