Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kazakhstan passes law to prevent someone like Donald Trump from becoming president

The new law about who is eligible for the presidency is pretty vague, giving officials plenty of leeway to interpret it in a way to knock out the candidates they don't like. But one of the few places where it is specific is when it requires any presidential candidate to have at least five years of government experience before running. If we had that rule here, Trump would not be president.

If wonder if that rule would have prevented any past American president from entering office. All the recent ones, except Trump, would still qualify under the five year rule, assuming the government experience could be experience in state government (not just federal).