Trump jokes about a 16-year presidency and his 'despotic tendencies'

Donald Trump gives remarks.
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Deregulation under President Trump is going so well, he's asking Congress for an extension.

Trump declared he's cutting "record numbers" of regulations in a speech on tax cuts Thursday — even more than President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did in his 16 years in office, apparently. So why shouldn't he stick around just as long as FDR did?

That's what the president jokingly asked during remarks at the White House, before quickly backtracking. The last time Trump made a joke about breaking the presidential term limit, the media accused him of having "despotic tendencies," he noted:

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Trump also brought up an old favorite topic: the swamp, and how it's definitely drying up.

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Perhaps a bottle of Drano could help?

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