Barack Obama Makes Bold Statement About Third Term

On Tuesday former President Barack Obama spoke about if things were different with his wife and the Constitution that he was "very confident" he would have won a third term.

Obama was speaking to his former top adviser David Axelrod during a live recording of "The Axe Files" podcast at the University of Chicago. He said that he believes voters feel that he had “taken the job seriously, worked hard, been true to my oath, observed and hopefully strengthened the norms and the rules and the values of our democracy.”

“I feel very confident that I was in a position—had it not been for both the Constitution and Michelle—to continue in office,” the 44th President said.

Obama did actually say that he is “not sure it is a healthy thing” for a president to be able to serve more than two terms. He pointed out that there are countries without term limits and that “even very good people… lose their edge and get stale and comfortable in the position.”

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At one point Axelrod asked Obama whether or not he could defeat President Trump in a 2020 hypothetical matchup.

“I will not answer that direct question for obvious reasons,” Obama said.

What are President Trump's thoughts on a third term?