March 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm #27791Andy BrownParticipant
He’ll quit. There is an over abundance of stories this morning about impeachment and the 25th Amendment. Although getting rid of drumpf is now an almost certainty, I doubt he will wait around for any Congressional proceeding to get that far. He’ll quit and go out in a firestorm of tweets blaming everyone but himself for the failures of his administration which are numerous but really just beginning to accumulate.
Their are four reasons behind this reasoning:
1. The job will simply prove to be too much of a grind. Even priding himself on being an accomplished delegator, the amount of work required of a sitting president—much of it tedious and enervating—will overwhelm him. He can delegate all he likes, but he’s still going to be president when he wakes up in the morning, and the demands of the job are going to put the zap on his head. They will crush him.
The fact that Trump himself has said he was “surprised” to have won (not nearly as surprised as the rest of us, Donald) indicates that running for president was, for him, just one more splashy opportunity to assert his ego and bask in the limelight. As for hard-boiled political commitment, there was never the barest trace of it.
2. The economy will tank and he will get blamed. To paraphrase Alan Greenspan, circa 2007, the stock market is “irrationally high.” The Dow-Jones is now close to 20,000. Let us not forget that when Obama took office it was less than 6,600. Cycles being cycles, the market will fall, fortunes will be lost, new religions will be formed, and Trump, rightly or wrongly, will get blamed. And we already know how thin-skinned he is.
3. The media have a prodigious memory and are vindictive bastards. They will ravage him. After all the shoot-from-the-hip insults and nasty, juvenile remarks Trump leveled at the media during the campaign, there will be a veritable shit-storm of payback. These people don’t forget.
As gutless and co-opted by the Establishment as the MSM is, even presidents who are somewhat liked and respected occasionally get nipped up. And once the honeymoon is over, Trump will realize that he is neither liked nor respected. As a consequence he will remain squarely in the media’s crosshairs. It will be open season, a feeding frenzy.
4. He’s a quitter. Look at his history. Trump is a real estate tycoon, a mogul, an opportunist who buys when it’s low and sells when it’s high. Yet, even adhering to that practice, Trump has filed for bankruptcy protection four times and walked away from numerous ventures. He has no staying power and no interest in the long haul. He will quit. Mike Pence will become president. And how weird will that be?March 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm #27793LurkingGrendelParticipant
I think he’d die before quitting. Or more in line with his line of thought, make sure we’d all die before he quits.
I’m not even confident he’d willingly vacate the office if impeached.March 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm #27795edselehrParticipant
As I’ve said before, if the financial conflicts of interest come to a head, and Trump has to choose between his empire (to any degree) or the presidency, he’ll quit. It’s always been quite clear what his priorities are.March 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm #27801skepticalParticipant
He may just die from the media stress.
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