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Trump says supporters should call for '12 more years' of his presidency

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 13:00:03-04

Following his formal nomination to be the Republican nominee for the 2020 election, President Donald Trump called for "12 more years" in office.

Following Monday's roll call vote, Trump took the stage at the RNC in Charlotte to chants of "four more years."

"Now, if you really want to drive them crazy, say 12 more years," Trump said.

The 22nd Amendment currently limits U.S. Presidents to serving only two terms in office.

Trump cited his call for another 12 years in office by saying that Democrats were "caught doing some very bad things." He cited Democrats' push for expanded mail-in voting during the pandemic — which experts say would give neither party an advantage nor lead to widespread voter fraud.

Later in his speech, Trump called the 2020 election "rigged."

He also claimed that Democrats "spied" on his presidential campaign. Trump has made similar statements in the past, which PolitiFact has determined to be "false."

This story is breaking and will be updated.