President Donald Trump joked during a fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago club about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s power grab.
“He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great,” Trump said. “And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot someday.”
The fundraiser was closed to the press, but audio of Trump’s speech was leaked to CNN.
The president also took shots at his former 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton.
“Is Hillary a happy person? Do you think she’s happy?” he said. “When she goes home at night, does she say, ‘What a great life’? I don’t think so. You never know. I hope she’s happy.”
Trump also criticized former leaders like George W. Bush, who made America into “the dummies of the world.”
“That was Bush. Another real genius. That was Bush,” Trump said sarcastically. “That turned out to be wonderful intelligence, you know? Great intelligence agency there.”