Why some Republicans believe the 22nd Amendment makes a case for Donald Trump not running in 2024

By Alex Henderson The last U.S. president to serve more than two terms was Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected to a fourth consecutive term in

1944 but died in office the following year. But thanks to the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — which was passed by Congress in 1947, submitted to state legislatures for

ratification and ratified in 1951 — all of the presidents who followed FDR could only be elected to two terms. Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Dwight D.

Eisenhower and George W. Bush served two consecutive terms, while Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush were voted out of office and went down in history as one-term presidents. In

2020, Donald Trump was voted out of office as well. But if Trump were to run for president in 2024 and win, he would become a rare example of a two-term U.S. president serving

non-consecutive terms. The 22nd Amendment limits a president to two elected terms, but they don’t have to be consecutive terms — which means that if Trump won a second term

in 2024, he would not be able to run in 2028. And some GOP strategists believe that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley or another Republican would

be a better choice for 2024 because that person would be able to serve two consecutive terms. READ MORE: 2024 GOP candidates appear to back Trump’s proposal to purge

federal workers The history behind the 22nd Amendment and the United States’ presidential term limits is the focus of an article written by reporter Domenico Montanaro and

published by National Public Radio’s website on September 6.